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 Philippines Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano said on Thursday that he would formally tell the EU that his government will no longer accept new grants from the bloc because of its criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte s controversial anti drug campaign With the president s directive now then we ll have to communicate formally to the EU ambassador Franz Jessen that as of now we will no longer accept aid Cayetano told reporters on the sidelines of an Association of South East Asian Nations forum Cayetano however said that he hopes general good relations with EU would continue It should not affect our trade It should not affect our bilateral relationship he said Duterte declared on Wednesday that the Philippines will reject aid from the EU for disrespecting the country s sovereignty the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper reported online Duterte accused EU of interfering in the country s domestic affairs the paper reported European countries have been among the staunchest critics of Duterte s campaign against illegal drugs which has left more than 3 000 people dead in police operations and alleged vigilante killings Human rights groups have also called for an independent investigation into the drug war alleging that the death toll could be as high as 12 000 and that police were killing suspects without giving them a chance to prove their innocence in court Duterte has said that the EU is making assistance conditional on factors such as the upholding of human rights principles Edited by Fatima Sule Sadiya Hamza NAN
Philippines to refuse EU aid after criticism of anti-drug campaign

1 Philippines Foreign Secretary, Alan Cayetano, said on Thursday that he would formally tell the EU that his government will no longer accept new grants from the bloc because of its criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial anti-drug campaign.

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2 “With the president’s directive now, then we’ll have to communicate formally to the EU ambassador, Franz Jessen, that, as of now, we will no longer accept aid,” Cayetano told reporters on the sidelines of an Association of South East Asian Nations forum.

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3 Cayetano, however, said that he hopes general good relations with EU would continue.

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4 “It should not affect our trade. It should not affect our bilateral relationship,” he said.

5 Duterte declared on Wednesday that the Philippines will reject aid from the EU for disrespecting the country’s sovereignty, the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper reported online.

6 Duterte accused EU of interfering in the country’s domestic affairs, the paper reported.

7 European countries have been among the staunchest critics of Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs, which has left more than 3,000 people dead in police operations and alleged vigilante killings.

8 Human rights groups have also called for an independent investigation into the drug war, alleging that the death toll could be as high as 12,000 and that police were killing suspects without giving them a chance to prove their innocence in court.

9 Duterte has said that the EU is making assistance conditional on factors such as the upholding of human rights principles.

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Philippines to refuse EU aid after criticism of anti-drug campaign

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 Philippines Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano said on Thursday that he would formally tell the EU that his government will no longer accept new grants from the bloc because of its criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte s controversial anti drug campaign With the president s directive now then we ll have to communicate formally to the EU ambassador Franz Jessen that as of now we will no longer accept aid Cayetano told reporters on the sidelines of an Association of South East Asian Nations forum Cayetano however said that he hopes general good relations with EU would continue It should not affect our trade It should not affect our bilateral relationship he said Duterte declared on Wednesday that the Philippines will reject aid from the EU for disrespecting the country s sovereignty the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper reported online Duterte accused EU of interfering in the country s domestic affairs the paper reported European countries have been among the staunchest critics of Duterte s campaign against illegal drugs which has left more than 3 000 people dead in police operations and alleged vigilante killings Human rights groups have also called for an independent investigation into the drug war alleging that the death toll could be as high as 12 000 and that police were killing suspects without giving them a chance to prove their innocence in court Duterte has said that the EU is making assistance conditional on factors such as the upholding of human rights principles Edited by Fatima Sule Sadiya Hamza NAN
Philippines to refuse EU aid after criticism of anti-drug campaign

1 Philippines Foreign Secretary, Alan Cayetano, said on Thursday that he would formally tell the EU that his government will no longer accept new grants from the bloc because of its criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial anti-drug campaign.

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2 “With the president’s directive now, then we’ll have to communicate formally to the EU ambassador, Franz Jessen, that, as of now, we will no longer accept aid,” Cayetano told reporters on the sidelines of an Association of South East Asian Nations forum.

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3 Cayetano, however, said that he hopes general good relations with EU would continue.

nigerian newspapers read them online

4 “It should not affect our trade. It should not affect our bilateral relationship,” he said.

5 Duterte declared on Wednesday that the Philippines will reject aid from the EU for disrespecting the country’s sovereignty, the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper reported online.

6 Duterte accused EU of interfering in the country’s domestic affairs, the paper reported.

7 European countries have been among the staunchest critics of Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs, which has left more than 3,000 people dead in police operations and alleged vigilante killings.

8 Human rights groups have also called for an independent investigation into the drug war, alleging that the death toll could be as high as 12,000 and that police were killing suspects without giving them a chance to prove their innocence in court.

9 Duterte has said that the EU is making assistance conditional on factors such as the upholding of human rights principles.

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11 Edited by: Fatima Sule/Sadiya Hamza
(NAN)

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NNN is an online Nigerian news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria and the world.Contacti: editor @ nnn.ng. Disclaimer.