( CNN) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will certainly leave on a main five-day check out to Moscow Monday, as component of an initiative to straighten his nation's diplomacy far from long time ally the United States.

UnderDuterte, that took workplace in June 2016, the Philippines has actually caused advances towards Beijing and also Moscow– taking into consideration the nations as a resource of much-needed financial investment– and also far from the United States.

Ina pre-departure speech Monday, Duterte hailed the go to as the “writing of a brand-new phase in the Philippines-Russiaconnection,” defining it as a possibility to “deal with” the “critical oversight” of previous Filipino leaders.

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