Telephone conversation with President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte 2021-06-02 14:00:00 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte. The two heads of state exchanged warm greetings on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and expressed appreciation for the high level of bilateral cooperation reached between their countries during this period of time. They reaffirmed mutual interest in the continued efforts to expand interaction in various spheres, including the implementation of joint projects in energy, agriculture, transport, humanitarian and other spheres. It was agreed to continue coordinating the efforts on the international stage, primarily at the UN. When discussing the joint struggle against the spread of the coronavirus infection, the presidents focused on the delivery of Russian vaccines to the Philippines. Earlier today, Vladimir Putin sent a message of congratulations to Rodrigo Duterte.