Duterte rejects invitation to visit United States

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“I just received an invitation to go to United States together with the ASEAN leaders. I haven’t been to the States before. I was invited by Obama. I didn’t go there,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during an interview with Russian media RT.

When asked if he will accept the invitation and go to the US, President Duterte said “no”.

President Duterte also recalled how former US President Barack Obama criticized him.

“One time when I was being criticized by Obama in a press conference. He should have realized that I was also the head of a sovereign state. He should have criticized me in the proper way. He should have brought the case to the United Nations rather than castigate a president of another country in a presscon. So I got mad,” Duterte said.