Sumary of Duterte vows better PH-Japan relations:
- PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida affirmed their shared commitment to broaden and deepen their countries’ strong relations, with the Filipino leader calling Tokyo as “unrivaled among our bilateral partners.
- AFP Photo The two leaders’ commitment was made through a telephone conversation, during which Duterte congratulated the Japanese government for the success of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games, Malacañang said.
- “Japan is unrivaled among our bilateral partners,” said Duterte, who also recalled Kishida’s visit to Davao in August 2016 when the latter was still foreign minister.
- Kishida was the first foreign minister received by Duterte after becoming president that year.