Russia offers PH close relations

On board the Russian warship Admiral Tributs, Ambassador Igor Khovaev told the media on Wednesday that better ties between Russia and the Philippines should have a solid legal basis and should be based on mutual trust.

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He added that Moscow was ready to work with Manila in addressing threats to security and sustainable development.

He talked about diversification, referring to the need for the Philippines  to look beyond traditional partners such as the United States.