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Russia, PH reach ‘new level of solid partnership’

Envoy underscores bilateral ties, two-way trade between the two countries at Day of Russia reception
/ 05:03 AM August 07, 2018

Khovaev, Cayetano and Cambodia Ambassador Tuot Panha

Russia Ambassador Igor Khovaev underscored the “mutually beneficial engagements” between Russia and the Philippines at the Day of Russia reception on June 8.

“Recent developments show tangible achievements we can be proud of,” he said.

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The envoy also took note of President Duterte’s meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2017, first in Russia, then at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Vietnam.

Kathryn Yu, Sen. Koko Pimentel

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also attended the East Asia Summit in Manila last November and held a bilateral meeting with Duterte.

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“I am happy to note that the bilateral ties reached a new level, the level of solid partnership,” Khovaev said.

“Last year, Russia and the Philippines signed more bilateral treaties, agreements, memoranda and other documents than in the previous 40 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations… We are also witnessing rising two-way trade. New investment opportunities are opening up.”

Ambassadors Dato Raszlan Abdul Rashid (Malaysia), Capaya Rodriguez Gonzalez (Venezuela), Giorgio Guilelmino (Italy), former Philippine ambassador to Russia Vic Garcia

With the two countries’ shared approaches to many key regional and international issues, it will “contribute to the peace, security and sustainable development of the Asia-Pacific region, to the creation of a new, more democratic, equitable, predictable and secure world based on fundamental rules of international law,” he said.—CONTRIBUTED

Togo deputy consul Conrado Kison, Greece Ambassador Nicolaos Kaimenakis, Russia consul Alexander Baskakov

Anna Abrashina, Dennis Abrashin, Lidia Balashova, Victor Balashov, Russia deputy head of mission Vadim Velikanov

Germany deputy head of mission Roland Schissau, Anna Schissau

Singapore Ambassador Kok Li Peng, Louise Galey, France Ambassador Nicolas Galey, Singapore deputy chief of mission Zhou Suli, Lebanon consul Joe Assad, Mexico Ambassador Gerardo Lozano Arredondo

European Union deputy head of delegation Mattias Lentz, Chatarina Lentz

Hans Sy, Carol Sy

Cynthia Carrion, Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano

Russia Ambassador Igor Khovaev, Monaco consul general Fortune Ledesma, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

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