Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Calls To Congratulate Duterte
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau calls to congratulate Duterte, who is expected to be the next president of the Philippines, to congratulate him in person. Before the sun came up, Duterte told Trudeau that he was sorry that Abu Sayyaf killed Canadian John Ridsdel in April.
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called incoming President Duterte to congratulate him.
- Duterte said Trudeau brought up the issue of following the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- Trudeau said they consider Filipinos in Canada to be their citizens.
On Thursday, May 26, at a press conference in Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte said that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had called to congratulate him. Duterte said that Trudeau's call, which happened around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, lasted 9 minutes.
The incoming president said that he and Trudeau had a "civil" conversation about the Canadian hostage held by Abu Sayyaf and other things. Patricia Lourdes Viray of Philstar said that Duterte said that Trudeau brought up the issue of following the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Duterte, who will be sworn in as president on June 30, said he liked how Canada's labor laws protect Filipinos living there. When asked what he told the leader of Canada, Duterte said:
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I’m following it. I said we are partners; we remain to be partners for all time. I’m aware there are Filipinos, a lot are working there, some are immigrants and I’m happy they have found protection in your labor laws.
- Rodrigo Duterte
The Prime Minister of Canada said that Canada thinks of Filipinos as its citizens. Trudeau was the second head of state to call Duterte, he said. The first person to call him and congratulate him on his win was US President Barack Obama.
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau calls to congratulate Duterte on winning the elections on May 9. Duterte says that during the nine-minute talk, he and Trudeau talked about the death of one of the Canadian hostages in Mindanao.
Duterte said that he was sorry about what happened, and he also said that they talked about how to protect human rights.