Obama Meets Duterte After 'whore' Slur

Obama meets Duterte after 'whore' slur

VIENTIANE, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -8th Sept,2016) - Barack Obama met briefly with Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, their two governments said, days after the firebrand politician branded the US president a "son of a whore".

The encounter took place just before a dinner during a summit of regional leaders in Laos, officials indicated. "They met at the holding room and they were the last people to leave the holding room.

I can't say how long they met," Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay, travelling with Duterte, told reporters shortly afterwards.

"I'm very happy that it happened." In a terse statement, the White House said only that "Obama had a brief discussion with President Duterte before the ASEAN Gala Dinner in the leaders' hold space." "The exchange consisted of pleasantries between the two." Obama cancelled Tuesday's planned meeting with Duterte on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-hosted summit after the notoriously acid-tongued Philippine president launched a barrage of insults the previous day.