OPINION: Abe: Duterte’s real best friend?
Posted at Jan 16 01:17 AM
“Tonight, let me reiterate that Japan is a friend closer than a brother. That means Japan is a friend unlike any other,” President Rodrigo Duterte exclaimed with poetic conviction in Malacañang during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “Ours is a special friendship whose value is beyond any measure.” This was perhaps one of the most sincere and sentimental diplomatic statements by the president to this date.
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