"And I will volunteer to make the Philippines the venue", Duterte said on Thursday, 9 November and stressed that focus of the conference should not just be the prevailing situation in the Philippines alone but across the world.
Duterte last month declared the liberation of Marawi City from Islamist militants after 154 days of fighting, which killed more than 1,100 people, including 165 soldiers, and displaced almost 400,000 residents. "I had to thank Mr. Xi Jinping for the timely and crucial help that he extended to our country when we were fighting the siege of Marawi", he said.
"I want to pass on words of thanks from the Philippine people for the timely aid that Russian Federation provided by giving us trucks and weapons", Duterte said on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' summit, according to Rappler.
As regards the South China Sea, the official said there has been a "very clear" and "consistent message" from Trump on freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.
"I also took the opportunity to meet my counterparts from many economies".
"We are looking at helicopters, small arms and equipment for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, but we are still discussing the specifics", said the same military official who declined to be named because he was not authorised to talk to the press. "It has nothing to do with sovereignty", he also said.
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Duterte seemed confident he had Trump's backing for his deadly war on drugs.
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the European Union have all criticized the controversial leader for previous statements that appear to suggest the opposite. "We can expect East Asian leaders to exercise a diplomatic blind eye to the killings of thousands of Filipinos over the past 16 months as part of Duterte's drug war".
They also say it has uncomfortable similarities with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's salute. "That is where I will dump you", he said. "You have all the rights of the safe passage.' And that will also be applicable to all countries", Duterte said, recalling his conversation with Xi.
The 71-year-old has rarely taken kindly to criticism of his drug war. "World summit on human rights".