Aquino welcomes new Egypt's envoy-A A +A
Monday, May 20, 2013
MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III welcomed the new envoy of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Philippines who called on him in Malacañang on Monday.
Egypt's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Mahmoud Mostafa Ahmed met with Aquino at the Music Room of Malacañang to present his credentials before settling down to work as his country's representative.
In a short message, Mahmoud assured the President of the continued friendship and cooperation of the people and Egypt and said that he would work towards strengthening the good bilateral relations with the Philippines.
The President then ushered Mahmoud into an adjoining room for a private meeting.
Prior to his meeting with the President, who was joined by Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosasrio, Mahmoud was accorded military honors by members of the Presidential Security Group at the grounds fronting Malacanang Palace. (SDR/Sunnex)