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Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay confirmed in his interview that Russian President Vladimir Putin invited President Duterte to visit Russia.
"Russian President Putin has formally extended an invitation for the President to go to Russia, which will be preceded by a trip that I will have to undertake there this December," Yasay said.
During the two Presidents meet in their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the APEC Summit in Peru, they also exchanged warm greetings and handshakes.
Duterte said Putin is his favorite hero. So when he finally met Putin, the joy reflected in his eyes.
"I look forward for a more optimistic and closer and detailed discussions of the President with the head of state of Russia. And that will mark the beginning of our entering into various agreements to achieve our goals," Yasay said.