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(PHOTOS) Duterte meets with US Ambassador Sung Kim

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Malacañang released photos on Monday (January 16, 2017) of President Rodrigo Duterte’s meeting with the US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim held on Sunday (January 15) at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with US Ambassador Sung Kim at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on January 15, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo | Manila Bulletin

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with US Ambassador Sung Kim at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on January 15, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo | Manila Bulletin

During the 45-minute meeting, the United States affirmed its commitment to solid bilateral ties with the Philippines and promised to continue helping the country in maritime security, law enforcement, among others.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with US Ambassador Sung Kim at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on January 15, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo | Manila Bulletin

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with US Ambassador Sung Kim at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on January 15, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo | Manila Bulletin

The President’s meeting with the US envoy was held shortly after leading the launch of the country’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Davao City, Abella said.

(With reports from Genalyn D. Kabiling)

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