PHL-EU relations remains excellent despite controversial statements of President Duterte vs EU – Malacañang

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Malacañang said the relationship between Philippines and the European Union remains excellent despite the controversial statements of President Rodrigo Duterte against the bloc.

“I will just happy to hang you if you’re… if I have the preference, I’ll hang all of you. You are putting us down. You are exerting pressure in every country imposing death penalty. Why are you?” said President Duterte.

This was the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte against the European Union in relation to the latter’s opposition to the anti-drug war of the administration and the reimposition of the death penalty in the Philippines.

READ: Duterte lashes out anew at EU, top critics

Consequently, the European Union called for a meeting with the Philippines Charge d’Affaires in Brussels, Belgium to clarify these statements.

Malacañang said the President wanted to point to out that EU should not interfere with the internal affairs of the government.

“Basically, he just speaks of an attitude emphasizing that we should be left alone to be able to do our part,” said Usec Ernesto Abella.

Malacañang also said there is nothing to worry about these controversies because the economic relationship of the Philippines and the European Union remains strong. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue

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