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Pres Duterte Congratulates Biden for US Election Win

President Rodrigo Duterte congratulated US president-elect Joseph ‘Joe Biden, last Sunday, for his win in the 2020 presidential elections against former president Donald Trump.

“On behalf of the Filipino nation, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wishes to extend his warm congratulations to former Vice President Joseph ‘Joe’ Biden on his election as the new President of the United States of America,” Pres. Duterte’s statement through presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.

Roque highlighted that the country and the United States have ‘long-standing bilateral relations and we are committed to further enhancing the relations with the United States under the Biden administration.’

“We look forward to working closely with the new administration of President-elect Biden anchored on mutual respect, mutual benefit, and shared commitment to democracy, freedom and the rule of law. Congratulations and we wish him all the best,”Roque adds. Read more: Duterte congratulates Biden on US presidential election victory, an article by the Inquirer.

Above: US President-elect Joe Biden’s victory speech, Youtube video by Rappler

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