Aquino welcomes in Malacanang new envoys of 3 countries-A A +A
Monday, February 4, 2013
MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III welcomed Monday the new ambassadors of Malaysia, the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Italy, who presented their respective credentials to the Chief Executive in Malacanang Palace on Monday.
The President first welcomed Dato' Mohd Zamri Bin Mohd Kassim, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Malaysia at the Music Room of Malacanang Palace. He was accompanied by Deputy Chief of Mission/Minister Zakaria Nasir, Minister Counsellor Adnan Ababs, Defence Attache Colonel Hamzah Ali and Export Promotion Counsellor Har Man Ahmad.
The Philippines and Malaysia have a long standing and good diplomatic relations and the new ambassador to the Philippines has expressed his government's interest in further promoting the whole range of bilateral cooperation.
Tuot Panha, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipontentiary of the Kingdom of Cambodia, presented her credentials to the President. The presentation of credentials was witnessed by Charge d' Affaires Tan Chandaravuth, First Secretary Roth Phally and Accountant and Attache Vong Sopheap.
Panha reiterated her country's commitment to bolster relations with the Philippines.
Massimo Roscigno, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Italy met the Chief Executive to present his credentials. He was accompanied by his wife Agnes Ventura-Roscigno, of Filipino descent, Deputy Head of Mission Dr. Alfonso Tagliaferri, Administrative Attache Dr. Anna Maria Salvini and Head of Consular Office Dr. Antonio Gallo.
He reiterated Italy's commitment to further strengthen the friendship cultivated by both countries for the past years.
Also present during these events was Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario. (SDR/Sunnex)