President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday that he was ready to defend his methods in his war against drugs to US President Barack Obama in Laos next week.

Duterte is too attend the Asia Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) meeting in Vientiane on Sept. 6, where he says he would meet Obama in the sidelines;

The White House on Monday said that the US President is planning to talk about his country’s concern over the extrajudicial killings in the country.

Duterte to defend drug deaths to Obama
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Along with the US government, the United Nations (UN) has also expressed concerns over the human rights situation in the country as bodies mount in a span of months.

Since Duterte took office on June 30, more than 2,000 have been killed and nearly half were in police operations. Duterte promised to eradicate illegal drug trade within six months.

When asked if he was willing to discuss the rights situation with Obama, Mr. Duterte said, “It depends at what degree.”

“They must understand the problem first before we talk about human rights,” the president said.

“I would insist, ‘Listen to me. This is what the problem is.’ Then we can talk. No problem,” he added.

Duterte is also set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Laos.

“That I look forward to,” he said, claiming that he liked Putin more.

“We have a lot of similarities,” he said.

 “Maybe when it comes to girls.” MJM

Source: Inquirer

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