Obama to Meet Philippines President Next Week

Washington, -US President Barack Obama will meet Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte next week, the White House says.

The White House said Obama would meet the Philippines leader on the sidelines of a summit in Laos, which begins on September 6, with the US President likely to voice disquiet over the bloodshed and Duterte’s recentl remarks. “We absolutely expect that the President will raise concerns about some of the recent statements from the president of the Philippines,” President Obama’s aide Ben Rhodes told reporters in Washington. “We regularly meet with the leaders of our treaty allies where we have differences, whether it relates to human rights practices or derogatory comments. We take the opportunity of those meetings to raise those issues directly.”, he added.

Source: Qatar News Agency