Vietnam’s act of kindness will always be remembered: Duterte tells Vietnam PM

Security & Defense

During the 34th ASEAN Summit, which ended Sunday in Thailand, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his gratitude to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Puc for the act of Vietnamese fishermen during the Recto Bank incident that involved Filipino and Chinese vessels.

“President Duterte took the occasion to thank the captain and crew of the Vietnamese fishing vessel who saved our fishermen near Recto Bank,” Panelo said.

He said President Duterte stated that “this act of kindness and compassion will always be remembered by the Philippines and its people.”