By Deighton Acuin

PHOTO: Philippine Daily Inquirer

Malacañang on Tuesday confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte is set to have a telephone talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In a televised briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the confirmation but did not provide further details on when the call will happen since the schedule is a “secret.”

“Since sinabi na rin naman ni Senator Bong Go, I can confirm na may usapin po sa telepono ang ating Presidente at ang Presidente ng Russia,” Roque said.

It was December last year when Duterte invited his “idol” President Putin to visit the Philippines “as soon as circumstances allow”  to reassert the ties established by the two countries.

Moreover, Duterte already made state visits to Russia last 2017 and 2019.

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