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Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

13 November, 2017, 02:04 | Author: Lydia Fleming

Those comments angered human rights organizations, who see Trump's meeting with Duterte as validation from the United States that the controversial President's crackdown on drug use in the Philippines is acceptable.

Speaking to an audience of Filipinos in Vietnam, Mr Duterte said he told Ms Callamard: "If you investigate me, I will slap you".

He said he'd "go in and out of jail" as a teenager.

"Trump is the CEO of the imperialist government of the USA, said 18-year-old student Alexis Danday after the protesters were scattered".

"I've done plenty of it from both sides, so if I can help you, let me know", he added.

According to Duterte, Trump also commended him on how he handled the drug situation in the country and also the recently concluded Marawi siege.

"You want to control the passage, or do we have free passage?"

The ASEAN Summit this year under the chairmanship of the Philippines would make a forward movement to the start of substantive negotiations with China for a Code of Conduct (CoC) that would prevent "escalation" of the maritime dispute in the South China Sea but there need not be any "non-adversarial" resolutions against Bejiing though.


China insists that the territorial issues should be handled directly between countries in the region.

Tensions in the contested waters have ratcheted up since 2014 as China has turned sandbars into islands, equipping them with airfields, ports and weapons systems and warned USA warships and aircraft to stay away from them. Beijing's sweeping claims also overlap with those of the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, and Taiwan.

Though Trump administration officials said the President would address human rights with the Philippine leader, national security adviser H.R. McMaster downplayed the importance of addressing human rights in Asia before Trump's trip.

Since Trump took office, priorities in the region lie elsewhere, with United States focus largely on containing the North Korean threat.

Trump's comments come ahead of a state visit yesterday afternoon by Chinese President Xi Jinping who will meet with top communist leaders.

"(US) Foreign policy in Asia has had its oxygen sucked out the room", he said.

The framework will be endorsed by China and ASEAN members at a summit in Manila on Monday, a diplomat from one of the regional bloc's countries said.

Since coming to office 16 months ago, the firebrand leader has been conciliatory to Beijing, despite a ruling by an worldwide arbitration court favoring the Philippines in its territorial dispute with China.

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