President-elect Bongbong Marcos meets envoys from Spain, Germany and Morocco

President-elect Ferdinand “Bong-Bong” Marcos Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Three more diplomats paid a courtesy call on President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday to discuss issues of the economy, national security and human rights, among others.

Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines Jorge Moragas, German Ambassador Anke Reiffenstuel and Moroccan Ambassador Mohammed Ride El Fassi met Marcos Jr. at the latter’s headquarters in Mandaluyong City.

During the visit, Reiffenstuel highlighted the ongoing bilateral cooperation between Germany and the Philippines, noting the potential for stronger cooperation between the two countries to address global challenges such as climate change.

“I briefed President-elect Marcos on the ongoing programs that Germany is currently carrying out in the Philippines as part of Germany’s international climate initiatives to address the impact of climate change here in the Philippines,” Reiffenstuel said. during a press briefing.

“I informed him that so far Germany has provided 25 million euros for bilateral projects related to climate change…We are currently working on another program also in the context of climate change,” he said. she added.

The impacts of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict on food security were also discussed, as well as the themes of trade relations, renewable energies, human rights and maritime security.

Several ambassadors have paid a courtesy visit to Marcos Jr. in recent weeks following the latter’s recent presidential victory in the 2022 national election.

On Monday, Marcos Jr. received ambassadors from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Brunei Darussalam Ambassador to the Philippines Johariah Wahab, Cambodian Ambassador Phan Peuv, Ambassador of Indonesia Agus Widjojo and the Ambassador of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Songkane Luangmuninthone.

Also present were Singapore Ambassador Gerard Ho, Thai Chargé d’Affaires Thawat Sumitmor and Vietnamese Ambassador Hoang Huy Chung.

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