Fruitful Russia trip seen

September 29, 2019

PRACTICAL cooperation agreements, trade, business, geo-politics and a cultural show are on President Duterte’s plate in his six-day official visit to Russia next week.

His visit from Oct. 1 to 6 to Russia’s capital Moscow and the easternmost city of Sochi will pick up from his first trip to Russia in May 2017 that was cut short by the Marawi siege.

The highlight of the trip will be the President’s bilateral talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, their fourth bilateral meeting since November 2016 but the first in Russian soil.

The two leaders will witness the signing of agreements on health, culture and basic research, said Foreign Assistant Secretary on European affairs Amelita Aquino at a briefing in Malacañang on Friday.