President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed to the Philippines 12 new non-resident ambassadors from various countries who called on him to present their respective letters of credentials in Malacanang on Monday.
The non-resident ambassadors who met with the President prior to beginning their tours of duties were: Their Excellencies Demiye Zuher Moh’d Haddad of Jordan; Saul Aran Castellon of the Nicaragua; Carlo Victor Boungou of Gabon; Dr. Alba Florio Legnani of Uruguay; Marlene Villela De Talbott of Honduras; Nicolai Ruge of Denmark;
Mohamane Elhadji Bania Tourne of Mali; Joven Jovanovic of Serbia; Youngor Sevelee Telemoda of Liberia; Brigadier Reuben Ngwenya of Malawi; Hussain Shibab of Maldives; and Matti Pullinen of Finland.
In his short message delivered after personally receiving the letter of credential of each ambassador, the President warmly welcomed the envoys, saying their presence signified “our shared commitment” to further strengthening the relations between our countries.
“I welcome all of you to the Philippines, a country that is today experiencing a great revitalization,” the President said.
“Your presence here today signifies our shared commitment to fostering even more peaceful and productive relations between our nations. Relations that we know will contribute to establishing a more secure and more stable international environment consequently redounding to the mutual growth and prosperity of our peoples,” he added.
The President invited each ambassador to take time from their busy schedules to explore and discover the warmth and beauty of the Philippines.
“And as we continue to explore ways to strengthen the foundations of positive engagement between our countries, it is my hope that you will also take the time to discover the beauty and the warmth the Philippines has to offer,” the President said.