DAVAO /Philippines/, may 22. /Special correspondent. TASS Yevgeny Solovyov/. The issues of trade imbalances, military cooperation and on security issues he intends to discuss the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte during his upcoming visit to Russia. The head of state said in an interview with Russian journalists ahead of his visit to Moscow.


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According to him, plans to visit Russia “has been since the election for the presidency in may last year.” Duterte noted that “the visit is aimed at expanding relations with Russia, the change in the imbalance in bilateral trade”. As pointed out by the head of state, Manila “imports more than it exports, so I would like to change the imbalance and offer a variety of products, mainly agricultural” .

In addition, Duterte called “the military sphere, security issues, including combating terrorism, drug trafficking and transnational crime, one of the most important areas of cooperation.”

As reported earlier, the press service of the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin on may 25 will meet with Duterte. According to the results of the visits are expected to adopt a joint statement and sign several bilateral documents.

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