Duterte welcomes TW’s new southbound policy

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-18
By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines expects a strengthening relations with Taiwan 6762698and has welcomed Taiwan’s new southbound policy, hoping that the Philippines and Taiwan can deepen bilateral exchanges in agricultural corporation and other sectors as well.

The 71-year-old politician paid a three-day visit to Taiwan during his presidential election campaign in January to observe Taiwan’s transportation infrastructure, including the high speed rail system and the Taipei metro system.

Central News Agency (CNA) reported that Duterte also called on officials at the National Police Agency, the Investigation Bureau and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss bilateral law enforcement cooperation in combating drug trade and gun smuggling.

Duterte said during his time in Taiwan that his impression of the island is of a peaceful and safe place where people can walk on city streets even at midnight, according to CNA reports.     [FULL  STORY]

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