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Envoys continue courtesy calls on Marcos


More diplomats paid courtesy calls on President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Monday.

Among those who met with Marcos were Ambassador Johariah Wahab of Brunei Darussalam and Ambassador Marco Clemente of Italy.

ASEAN diplomats also called on the President-elect: Thailand Chargé d’ Affaires Thawat Sumitmo, Lao Ambassador Songkane Luangmuninthone, Cambodia Ambassador Phan Peuv, Indonesia Ambassador Agus Widjojo, Singaporean Ambassador Gerard Ho, and Vietnam Ambassador Hoàng Huy Chung.

At a press briefing, incoming Press Secretary Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles said that Marcos and Clemente discussed economic matters and COVID-19 responses.

"On the economic front, they talked about possible cooperation in infra projects," recounted Angeles.

"They also talked about COVID and cooperation on learning about COVID responses and opening up the economy."

Clemente also told Marcos of his appreciation for the Filipino community in Italy.

"He also said their plans to bring the Inter-Milan football club here on an intercampus project to benefit children in need and to promote football," she said.

Angeles said she had no details yet on Marcos' meeting with the other ambassadors.

Diplomats have been paying courtesy calls on Marcos for several weeks to strengthen bilateral relations. — DVM, GMA News

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