Pres. Duterte thanks Japan for continued support

Pres. Duterte thanks Japan for continued support

The administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has been dubbed as the “Golden Age” Philippine and Japan relationship. To date Japan is the country’s top source of official development assistance (ODA), with USD8.64 billion in loans and grants, as of September 2019, or about nearly half or 46 percent of the Philippines’ total ODA portfolio.

The numerous trips of Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon the invitation of President Duterte, as well as the numerous visit of our very own President in Japan.

This past few days, the country has been a host to Japan’s Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu and a sign of very warm ties between both states was with the President Duterte in Malacanang for a courtesy visit.

President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu at Malacañan Palace. During Motegi’s courtesy call, Duterte thanks Japan for its continuing support to his government’s development agenda.
(photo credit to PNA)

President Duterte expressed gratitude to Japan for its relentless and continually extending assistance to his administration that all geared in boasting the Philippine economy.

“Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu paid a courtesy on President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañan on Thursday, with the Philippine leader expressing his gratitude to Japan for its continuing support to the country’s development agenda,” the Palace said in a statement.

“The President highlighted numerous Japan-financed projects in the Philippines, which make Filipinos grateful to the Asian economic powerhouse for its continuing assistance,” it added.

Malacanang appreciated and thanked Motegi for finding time in visiting Manila for the first time.

For the Japanese Foreign Minister, it was a “great honor” to meet President Duterte during his stay in the Philippines.
“The Philippine-Japanese bilateral relation, he (Motegi) pointed out, has entered a golden age since President Duterte’s election,” Malacañang said.

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Report from  PNA

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