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Closer PH-Russia relation expected as extradition treaty signed: Duterte

World2017-11-14

By APD writer Melo M. Acuna MANILA, Nov. 14 (APD) - President Rodrigo Duterte assured visiting Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev there is a working and functional justice system in the Philippines as two Russian nationals are facing investigation for alleged drug smuggling. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) meets with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (R) in Manila, Philippines November 13, 2017 “They will be treated fairly,” Mr. Duterte assured his Russian guest. He further said an improvement in friendship between the Philippines and Russia and hopes to increase trade. He looks forward to having an exhibition center in Russia to showcase Philippine products. Prime Minister Medvedev said they are ready to expand ties in all areas including politics, trade economic cooperation, cultural ties and cooperation and interaction on “quite sensitive things and spheres” including the fight against terrorism. He also underscored the need for mutual technical cooperation and arms supplies. An extradition treaty between the Russian Federation and the Republic of the Philippines was signed late last night during the bilateral meeting between President Duterte and Russian Prime Minister Medvedev at the Coconut Palace. Both President Duterte and Prime Minister Medvedev witnessed the signing between Russian Federation Minister of Justice Alexander Konovalov and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. They also signed a treaty providing mutual legal assistance in criminal matters among Russian and Filipino citizens. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the Philippines’ Department of Energy and Deputy Director General for International Relations of the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” of the Russian Federation. Another memorandum of understanding in the field of Mass Communication was signed by Presidetial Communivations Secretary Jose Ruperto Martin Andanar and Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications Dmitri M. Alkhazov. Meanwhile, Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade and Russian Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov signed a memorandum of understanding on the Development Cooperation in Transport Education. There were also agreements in the field of higher education, intellectual property and government audit systems. A business agreement was signed betweem Joseph Sy, chairman of Global Ferronickel Holdings, Inc. and Valery Krasnov, First Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Vi Holding Group Limited. The statement from the Office of President Duterte did not mention the costs involved in the business deal. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

By APD writer Melo M. Acuna

MANILA, Nov. 14 (APD) - President Rodrigo Duterte assured visiting Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev there is a working and functional justice system in the Philippines as two Russian nationals are facing investigation for alleged drug smuggling.

 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) meets with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (R) in Manila, Philippines November 13, 2017

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) meets with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (R) in Manila, Philippines November 13, 2017

“They will be treated fairly,” Mr. Duterte assured his Russian guest.

He further said an improvement in friendship between the Philippines and Russia and hopes to increase trade. He looks forward to having an exhibition center in Russia to showcase Philippine products.

Prime Minister Medvedev said they are ready to expand ties in all areas including politics, trade economic cooperation, cultural ties and cooperation and interaction on “quite sensitive things and spheres” including the fight against terrorism. He also underscored the need for mutual technical cooperation and arms supplies.

An extradition treaty between the Russian Federation and the Republic of the Philippines was signed late last night during the bilateral meeting between President Duterte and Russian Prime Minister Medvedev at the Coconut Palace.

Both President Duterte and Prime Minister Medvedev witnessed the signing between Russian Federation Minister of Justice Alexander Konovalov and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. They also signed a treaty providing mutual legal assistance in criminal matters among Russian and Filipino citizens.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the Philippines’ Department of Energy and Deputy Director General for International Relations of the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” of the Russian Federation.

Another memorandum of understanding in the field of Mass Communication was signed by Presidetial Communivations Secretary Jose Ruperto Martin Andanar and Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications Dmitri M. Alkhazov.

Meanwhile, Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade and Russian Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov signed a memorandum of understanding on the Development Cooperation in Transport Education.

There were also agreements in the field of higher education, intellectual property and government audit systems.

A business agreement was signed betweem Joseph Sy, chairman of Global Ferronickel Holdings, Inc. and Valery Krasnov, First Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Vi Holding Group Limited. The statement from the Office of President Duterte did not mention the costs involved in the business deal.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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