Emir holds official talks with Philippines President

 16 Apr 2017 - 16:16

Emir holds official talks with Philippines President


Doha: Qatar and the Philippines, led by the HH Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and the President of the Republic of the Philippines Rodrigo Roa Duterte, held Sunday a round of official talks at the Emiri Diwan.

During the session they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them in all fields, especially in infrastructure, agriculture, health and education investments, as well as increasing cooperation in the fields of experience exchange and expatriate labor.

The two sides also discussed a number of regional and international issues of common interest. 

Following the session of talks, the HH Emir and the President of Philippines oversaw the signing of a number of Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) between the two counties including an MoU in the field of culture between Qatar's Ministry of Culture and Sports and Philippine's National Commission for Culture and the Arts. The two sides also signed a MoU on encouraging and protecting mutual investments between the governments of Qatar and Philippines, a MoU on cooperating in the fields of technical and vocational training education between the governments of Qatar and Philippines, and a MoU on cooperating in the health field between the governments of Qatar and Philippines. 

The session and signing of MoUs was attended by the HH Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani and a number of Their Excellencies the Ministers.

From Philippine's side, the talks were attended by the members of the official delegation accompanying President Duterte. 

The President of Philippine arrived earlier today to the Emiri Diwan, where he was met with an official reception ceremony. 

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