The conversation took place on April 29, however, the full transcript of foreign Minister of the Philippines was published only now. According to fall into the hands of journalists the document, trump said Duterte: “I just wanted to congratulate you. As I heard, you did such a fabulous job in the process of resolving the drug problem. With this problem faced by many countries, including ours, but you have done a truly marvelous job, and I just wanted to call you and Express their opinion.”
29 APR, trump and Duterte held a telephone conversation, which the us President invited the Philippine counterpart to visit Washington. Earlier Duterte, speaking in Doha before the representatives of the Filipino Diaspora in Qatar, said he considers trump “a realist and a pragmatic thinker.” Also Duterte remembered his call to the head of USA after the victory in the election race. Then trump wished the leader of the Philippines, good luck in the fight against drug trafficking.
The President of the Philippines is known for the sharp statements to the USA and predecessor trump, Barack Obama. In particular, he called the American leader “son of a whore” and said that “it’s time to say goodbye to the United States.” Later, however, Duterte said that Manila could not sever diplomatic ties with Washington.