CANADIAN Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that President Rodrigo Duterte was “receptive” when he aired his “concern” on the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines
“All throughout, it was a cordial and positive exchange,” Trudeau noted during the press conference Monday, at the International Media Center in the World Trade Center, Pasay City of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and Related Meetings.
Trudeau said it was “no surprise” for Canada to express concern on human rights as this issue was “something important for Canadians, and important to the world.”
“And I will always bring that up,” he added.
Earlier, Trudeau said he raised the issue on human rights violations during his bilateral meeting with President Duterte during the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings held in Manila.
Trudeau held a press conference on Tuesday at the International Media Center in the World Trade Center, Pasay City.
“I emphasized the people-to-people ties between Canada and the Philippines and the great connection there but I also mentioned human rights, the rule of law, specifically the extrajudicial killings being an issue Canada is concerned with,” Trudeau said.