President Duterte congratulates US President-elect Biden

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President Rodrigo Duterte has congratulated former United States Vice President Joseph “Joe” Biden for being elected as the next President of the United States.

“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,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement November 8.

Roque noted that the Philippines 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,” the presidential spokesperson added. “Congratulations and we wish him all the best.”