The Philippines, Russia and India to hold joint summit to tackle corruption

The Philippines, Russia and India to hold joint summit to tackle corruption

DASO, Philippines—Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said he would host a joint summit of the G20 nations in Vladivostok, Russia, next month.

Putin and his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte are expected to sign a bilateral agreement to combat graft in the Philippines.

The two leaders are due to hold talks at the Kremlin later this month to discuss bilateral cooperation in the fight against corruption, the Kremlin said in a statement.

The summit, scheduled for September 25-27, is the first such meeting since Duterte took office in June and the first since a similar meeting was held in June.

Putin has faced criticism in recent months over his handling of graft in his country and has pledged to crack down on graft.

He has also said he is willing to engage with the United States to bring about peace in the Middle East.

The Philippines, a former Soviet republic, is among a growing number of countries that have agreed to host the summit, which is expected to bring together the leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries, as well as the leaders and business leaders of major developing economies.

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