Tight Schedule Cited as Duterte Declines Meeting with UN Secretary General

President Rodrigo Duterte declined to meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. UN representatives have been trying to set a dialogue between the two on the sidelines of the coming ASEAN Summit in Laos, but while Duterte has set up or agreed to meetings with nine other heads of state, he has turned down the meeting with the UN due to lack of time. Duterte has been railing against the UN after its special rapporteurs denounced the extra-judicial

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