This handout photo taken on June 2, 2018, shows Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gesturing as he gives his departure speech at the Manila International airport. "AFP PHOTO / ACE MORANDANTE / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS DIVISION"
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to Kuwait on Sunday for his "harsh" words at the height of a months-long diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers.Authorities in Manila say around 262,000 Filipinos worked in Kuwait before February, with many employed as household maids.Tensions cooled last month after the two nations sealed an agreement on workplace safety guarantees for Filipinos working in Kuwait, prompting Duterte to lift the employment ban.On Sunday, Duterte said he hoped to visit Kuwait to express his gratitude.
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