Russia Views Military Ties With PH Under Duterte, Says Russian Ambassador
Russia is expected to have a military and anti-terror cooperation under the new administration of the presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte, according to the Russian ambassador on Wednesday.
In a report on GMA News, Duterte already met the Russian ambassador Igor Khovaev and promised to promote military cooperation with the Philippines.
“It is time to promote our military cooperation…. We have a great potential for cooperation in the field, in the struggle against terrorism and other challenges and threats to security and sustainable development,” said Khovaev as quoted in the report.
According to the report, the Russian ambassador mentioned the terror groups such as Abu Sayyaf and the ISIS during the meeting in a hotel in Davao City.
He said that Russia is ‘willing to closely cooperate” to the Philippines by sharing their know-how on terror1sm.
The ambassador also recognized bot the Philippines and Russia had suffered a lot from terror saying that it’s a common threat. He added that with the combined efforts, there will be a possibility to eliminate these terror groups that brings fear to all.
“We have a full mutual understanding in this respect. Russia, of course, has a lot more experience in this field,” he added,” added that Russian ambassador.
Khovaev also said that Russia is open to the sharing of experience, information, and are open for a close partnership regarding this field.
Duterte already met different ambassadors from countries like Japan, Israel, and China.
Can this partnership with Russia become the solution for the “terror” problems in the Philippines?
Could this be a good sign for all?
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