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WORKING VISIT OF THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO MANILA REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES 29 JUNE – 1 JULY 2022

 

WORKING VISIT OF THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO MANILA

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

29 JUNE – 1 JULY 2022

 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Dato' Sri Saifuddin Abdullah, will undertake a Working Visit to Manila, Republic of the Philippines from 29 June to 1 July 2022 to attend the inauguration of His Excellency Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. as the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines on 30 June 2022. YB Foreign Minister will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The visit is a manifestation of the close bilateral ties between Malaysia and the Philippines since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1959. Malaysia stands ready to further enhance our relations with the Philippines under the leadership of His Excellency Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., in the context of bilateral cooperation between two close neighbours, within the framework of ASEAN and multilateral fora. During the visit, YB Foreign Minister is also scheduled to hold an engagement session with Keluarga Malaysia residing in Manila.

In 2021, the Philippines was the 15th largest trading partner of Malaysia, with total trade amounting to RM32.53 billion (USD7.84 billion), an increase of 24.6% compared to the value recorded in 2020.

 

PUTRAJAYA

29 June 2022