Malacañang Golf (MALAGO) Clubhouse, Malacañang Park, Manila
June 2, 2021

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte spoke with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation in a telephone call at the Malacañang Golf (MALAGO) Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila.

In their phone conversation, President Duterte reaffirmed the strong ties between the Philippines and Russia in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations. He cited the country’s deepening partnership with the Russian Federation in areas of mutual cooperation such as trade and investment, economy and people-to-people exchange, including Russia’s assistance to the Philippines’ COVID-19 response by means of making the Sputnik V vaccine available to the country.

For his part, President Putin recognized the Philippines as one of Russia’s key partners in the Southeast Asian Region and agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries in terms of sustaining the upward trajectory in specialized regional platforms.