Duterte says philippines could join sea exercises with japan
Duterte defends Duterte administration's anti-illegal drugs and killings.
"There's the possibility that the Philippines will be ready for more maritime exercises from the Philippines and other nations," he said in a speech at the UN general assembly on Wednesday.
The인터넷바카라 Duterte administration earlier said it would not participate in the sea exercises as it could risk its own reputation.
The foreign affairs secretary said China was not prepared to join the exercise for logistical reasons and its maritime forces might not be able to cope with the Chinese presence.
Duterte said the United States had no plans to participate in the maritime exercise in the Philippines because the United States will conti온 카지노nue to make sure the Philippines is protected from terrorism.
"If this is true, it's a lie. Why not give a gift of peace and security to America so they can deal with terrorism from our side?" he said.
In response to a question, the US Department of State said it would "not have an influence on the exercise," according to Rappler.
"We have a strong record of cooperative efforts with the Philippines and will continue to do so," Department of State spokesman John Kirby told reporte포커rs in Washington.
Trump was also expected to fly to Manila this week and to hold talks with the Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte and vice presidential running mate, Vice President Jejomar Binay.
The trip comes as both President Donald Trump and Duterte have criticized each other in recent days over alleged extrajudicial killings.
The Trump administration was informed of Duterte's latest comments by the White House on Monday. A White House spokeswoman said then that "in the coming days, the President will share his thoughts and actions about the human rights situation of the United States on the subject of illegal immigration."
Trump's recent rhetoric toward Trump has not been as critical towards the former president as his words towards Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been on a deadly war of words with the US.