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The President Of The Philippines Sang A Love Song For Donald Trump

The President Of The Philippines Sang A Love Song For Donald Trump

Trump boasted about hundreds of billions in trade deals his trip would bring the United States, though that number is subject to change. "Human rights briefly came up in the context of the Philippines' fight against illegal drugs", Sanders said.

Ms Ardern will meet Rodrigo Duterte later this evening after the East Asia Summit finishes in Manila.

While Trump and Duterte have already spent some informal time together, their official meeting is scheduled for Monday.

Duterte, 72, emerged from one of the bilateral meetings late Monday and told reporters he was "a bit" exhausted from day-long engagements.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I sang uninvited, upon the orders of the commander-in-chief of the United States", Duterte later said, according to the ABS-CBN news channel.

"We've made some very big steps with respect to trade, far bigger than anything you know, in addition to about $300 billion in sales to various companies, including China", Trump said, according to a pool report. He did not elaborate.

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"We've explained that the United States is open for trade but we want reciprocal, we want fair trade for the United States", he told reporters in Manila during a summit of Asian leaders, where integrating economies and curbing protectionism has been on the agenda.

Earlier in the day, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Rohingya refugees and extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at the summit, sensitive human rights issues skirted by nearly all the others.

President Rodrigo Duterte arrives for the 19th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Republic of Korea Summit on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related summits in Manila, Monday.

His administration has said that those carrying out the killings have been acting in self defense, but many have condemned the extrajudicial slayings as a major human rights violation.

Duterte has been a controversial figure since taking office as president previous year, and launching a war on drugs that has killed at least 3,900 people in the Philippines. Trump has previously praised Duterte's handling of his nation's drug problems. "Both the leaders said scourge of terrorism has to be dealt with effectively".

On the ground, military operations continue to clear buildings for stragglers.


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