Such a high level meeting would also take months of intense advance negotiations between two sides that have currently severed all lines of official communication.
Critics on Capitol Hill, human rights community outraged at Trump invitation to Philippine leader.
No dates were mentioned for the visit.
Former Philippine officials fear Duterte’s concessions to China could weaken the ability of the Philippines and other ASEAN member states to seek Chinese compliance in the future.
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The U.S. president’s sudden demand for THAAD cost reimbursement would change the terms of the deal made last year with South Korea.
Leaders from 10 countries have avoided making statements this week on a thorny maritime dispute dominated by the fast rising influence of China.
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The leading presidential contenders criticized the timing of the convoy delivering components for the controversial missile defense system ahead of schedule and before the May 9 election.
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A US preemptive strike would almost certainly trigger an immediate retaliation against South Korea.
Since North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January 2016, neither Washington nor Pyongyang seem willing to make any conciliatory gestures.