New Peruvian Ambassador Fernando Julio Antonio Campos Quiros presented his credentials to President Duterte at ceremonies at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang Palace recently.
Before the Malacañang meeting, Quiros paid tribute to national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, in wreath-laying ceremonies at Rizal Park. Accompanying him was Peru’s honorary consul general to Manila, Dr. Francis Chua, also chair emeritus of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).
Quiros is a “nonresident ambassador” as Peru’s embassy in the region is in Thailand. The Latin American country, however, is represented in the Philippines by its consulate.
To welcome the new ambassador to the country, and as a salute to his new post, Chua and wife, honorary consul of Tanzania Betty Chua, hosted a dinner reception for Quiros. The affair was well attended by notable personalities in the diplomatic row and the business community. —CONTRIBUTED