President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meet at the Coconut Palace on November 13, 2017. "It might be a little - exchange of the trade - that will be placed there in Moscow perhaps were the Russian people can view what products that we are going to offer", he said.
Last month, Russian donated 5,000 units of AK-74M Kalashnikov assault rifles and one million units 1943-type cartridges with steel core bullets.
"I would just like to say that we have a working functional justice system here and they will get a fair trial", Duterte told Medvedev at the Coconut Palace, referring to the cases of Yuri Kirdyushkin and Anastasia Novopashina.
"Whether true or not, we will find out but I will see to it that they are treated fairly", he added.
"Definitely, we are ready to expand our political, economic, cultural ties, as well as our cooperation in fighting terrorism thru arms supply".
Duterte also thanked Medvedev for considering to allow the Philippines to exhibit Filipino products in Russian Federation. He noted that Russian Federation is willing to supply more weapons for the Philippines in order to maintain peace and order. This is a new chapter in our relationship, and no doubt we will keep standing by your side", Medvedev added.Duterte, for his part, thanked Medvedev for giving such an opportunity to the Philippines."We have improved our friendship, and we plan to expand trade ties with your country. "This means that in fact our relationship will be undermined for decades to come", Dmitry Medvedev said.
Russian Federation vowed to stand by the Philippines as both countries signed nine agreements at the sidelines of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila late Monday evening, underscoring the new level of relationship between the two countries.
He thanked Duterte for accommodating them in a late night bilateral meeting despite his very busy schedule in the ASEAN saying that it "points to a new level of partnership" between the two nations.