(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Ministry of External Affairs Secretary (East) Saurabh Kumar and
Undersecretary Theresa Lazaro co-chaired 13th India-Philippines
Foreign Office Consultation in Manila.
Both reviewed bilateral relations and exchanged views on new
areas of engagement, according to MEA spokesperson Arindam
The official sppokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs also
said that both of them agreed to extend support to each other in
“Secretary East @AmbSaurabhKumar & Undersecretary Theresa Lazaro
cochaired 13th India-Philippines Foreign Office Consultation in
Manila today. Reviewed bilateral relations & exchanged views on new
areas of engagement. Agreed to extend support to each other in
multilateral forums,” he tweeted.
In February, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar
visited the Philippines with an aim to strengthen bilateral
He held a bilateral meeting with his counterpart. The two
Ministers had reviewed developments in bilateral relations since
the meeting of the Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation that
they co-chaired in virtual format in November 2020.
Both the leades had also discussed the future trajectory of the
wide-ranging engagement between the two countries. The two
Ministers also had an in-depth exchange of views on regional and
international issues of mutual interest. (ANI)
During the visit in February, Jaishankar also interacted with
Delfin Lorenzana, Secretary of Defence, Carlos Domineguez III,
Secretary of Finance & Dr William Dar, Secretary of Agriculture to
discuss issues strengthening cooperation in Defence, Finance and
Agriculture sectors respectively.
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