President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with the Non-resident Ambassadors Designate following the presentation of credentials to the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 21, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MALACAÑAN — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, January 21, received the credentials of Non-Resident Ambassadors-Designate of the Republic of Peru, Republic of The Gambia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Republic of Sudan, and the Republic of Lithuania at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the credentials of Non-resident Ambassador Designate of Sudan Hamza Omer Hassan Ahmed during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on January 21, 2019. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

 

First to submit his credentials to the President was Fernando Julio Antonio Campos Quiros of the Republic of Peru.

Accompanying the Ambassador were Dr. Francis Chua, Consul General, and Ms. Nela Suban-Santos, Head of the Consular Office of Peru.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte prepares to receive the credentials of Non-resident Ambassador Designate of the Republic of Peru Fernando Julio Antonio Campos Quiros during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on January 21, 2019. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Next was from the Republic of The Gambia, Ambassador Ramzia Diab Ghanim, who also presented his credentials to the Chief Executive.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the credentials of Non-resident Ambassador Designate of the Republic of the Gambia Ramzia Diab Ghanim during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on January 21, 2019. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Accompanying the Ambassador was Ms. Ma. Agnes Huibonhoa, Consul, and Mr. Ajie Bintan Bojang, Protocol Officer.

This was followed by His Excellency Gurbanmammet Elyasov from Turkmenistan with his wife Elyasova Gurbanbagt. Both of them were joined by Annagylyjov Serdar, Attaché of the Embassy and his spouse Annagylyjova Gulnar.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the credentials of Non-resident Ambassador Designate of Turkmenistan Gurbanmammeth Elyasov during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on January 21, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

After the Turkmenistani Ambassador, Her Excellency Dorothy Samali Hyuha of Uganda presented her credentials to the President, and she was accompanied by Uganda’s First Secretary, Kwitonda Bigira Alex.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Non-resident Ambassador Designate of Uganda Dorothy Samali Hyuha after the latter presented her credentials to the President during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on January 21, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Following the Ugandan Ambassador was the Ambassador from The Republic of Sudan, His Excellency Hamza Omer Hassan Ahmed. He was joined by Mr. Victorino Floro, Jr., Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Sudan in the Philippines.

Lastly, His Excellency Gediminis Varvuolis of the Republic of Lithuania also presented his credentials to President Duterte.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Non-resident Ambassador Designate of the Republic of Lithuania Gediminas Varvuolis after the latter presented his credentials to the President during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on January 21, 2019. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Accompanying Ambassador Varvuolis were his wife Rasa Varvuoliene, Mr. Romualdas Vildzius, Honorary Consul, and Julia Netta Peña, Consulate Officer.

Also present during the presentation of credentials were Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin and DFA Chief of Protocol Assistant Secretary Orones Castro.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in a discussion with Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines, Koji Haneda,  who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 21, 2019. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Japanese Ambassador pays courtesy call

Meanwhile, after the presentation of credentials ceremony, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda paid a courtesy call on President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañan to discuss issues of mutual interests.

President Duterte thanked Haneda for visiting him to discuss issues with utmost importance for the two countries.

Accompanying Ambassador Haneda were Minister Makoto Iyori and Second Secretary Yusuke Ozawa.

To represent the Philippine Government, those present were Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella, Trade and Industry Undersecretary Ceferino Rodolfo, and NEDA Undersecretary Adoracion Navarro.

Ambassador Haneda arrived in the Philippines on October 14, 2017. Since becoming the new Japanese ambassador, he pledged to make every effort to promote and enhance the strategic partnership and friendly ties between the Philippines and Japan.

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