Despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s criticism of the United States for airing concern about his warfare on drugs, he nonetheless talked in regards to the authorities’s anti-narcotics marketing campaign throughout his assembly with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday (August 7).
In an announcement Tuesday (August eight), presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella stated each Duterte and Tillerson acknowledged that unlawful drugs is an issue of their respective nations.
“PRRD met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and had a comprehensive discussion on the PH-US strong alliance and robust bilateral partnership, including the need to work together to address counternarcotics, which is also a growing problem in the US,” he stated.
In addition to discussing the unlawful drugs downside, Abella stated Tillerson reiterated the US’ help for the nation’s battle towards terrorism and supplied help for rebuilding Marawi City.
They additionally exchanged “frank views” on the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, Abella added.