President Duterte has declined an offer by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to provide missiles to the Philippines, saying he does not want to see a Third World War. Speaking at the 49th annual installation of trustees and officers of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Marco Polo Hotel in Davao, Duterte revealed the offer last night following Abe’s visit to Davao City on Friday.
“If we start a third world war, that would be the end (of the world),” he said. “Actually, I told (Prime Minister) Abe, I don’t need missiles,” he said, noting that even leaders of the United States and Russia seem to be coming on good terms. “If you just see now, Putin is conciliatory and now Trump (is reaching out to the world), “ Duterte said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin and incoming US President Donald Trump. Japan’s offer came after Russia initiated an offer to provide the Philippines with submarines but Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the country couldn’t afford it. With this, Duterte reiterated his intent to stop the country from having foreign military alliances with any country. “I want the country free of foreign soldiers. Ayoko… sibat na kayo. (I don’t like it.. they have to go). We are good now, ” he said. 大統領は、第三次世界大戦を見たくないと言って、フィリピンにミサイルを提供するという、日本の首相の安倍晋三首相による提案を辞退した。?ダバオのマルコポーロホテルで、ダバオ市商工会議所の第49回年次総会に出席したドゥテルテ氏は、金曜日にダバオ市への安倍首相の訪問した後、昨夜の提案を明らかにした。