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Duterte Discusses North Korea With Xi ‘At the Behest’ of Trump

  • Philippine leader claims Trump asked him to inquire about Kim
  • Duterte cites Chinese role in promoting Korean Peninsula peace
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Trump Says He Looks Forward to Meeting Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he called his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Wednesday “at the behest” of U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss China’s role in promoting peace on the Korean peninsula.

In a televised speech from Davao City on Thursday, Duterte said Trump, in a call at the weekend, asked whether Xi “could do something about the situation regarding Kim Jong Un,” the North Korean leader.