Aug 18: Shri Saurabh Kumar, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, India and Ms. Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro, Under Secretary for Bilateral Relations and ASEAN Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines, co-chaired the 13th Foreign Office Consultations and 4th Strategic Dialogue between India and Philippines in Manila on 17 August and 18 August 2022 respectively.
Reviewing the multi-faceted relations between India and Philippines during the Foreign Office Consultations, both sides expressed their desire to advance b13th Foreign Office Consultations and 4th Strategic Dialogue between India and Philippinesilateral relations and expand engagement in areas including agriculture, trade, pharmaceuticals, fintech, education, defence and security, and people to people ties. It was also agreed to work to expand engagement in other fields such as space, development cooperation and civil aviation.
The two sides agreed to convene bilateral mechanisms in different sectors at an early date and work towards holding the next Ministerial level Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation at mutually convenient dates.
During the Strategic Dialogue held on 18 August 2022, the two sides discussed India –Philippines Defence and Security Cooperation and exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest as well as ASEAN related matters.
Secretary (East) also paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Enrique A Manalo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs (Minister) of the Philippines.Disclaimer: We donot claim that the images used as part of the news published are always owned by us. From time to time, we use images sourced as part of news or any related images or representations. Kindly take a look at our image usage policy on how we select the image that are used as part of the news.