Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte discussed oil and gas developments with Rosneft executives while in Moscow last week. Photo: AFPPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte discussed oil and gas developments with Rosneft executives while in Moscow last week. Photo: AFP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte discussed oil and gas developments with Rosneft executives while in Moscow last week. Photo: AFP

Philippines’ hopes for South China Sea exploration deal with Russia depend on Moscow’s ties to China, experts say

  • Duterte needs one eye on Beijing while dealing with Rosneft, observers say
  • Vanguard Bank partnership with Vietnam has set Moscow at odds with China

Topic |   The Philippines
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte discussed oil and gas developments with Rosneft executives while in Moscow last week. Photo: AFPPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte discussed oil and gas developments with Rosneft executives while in Moscow last week. Photo: AFP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte discussed oil and gas developments with Rosneft executives while in Moscow last week. Photo: AFP
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