MANILA, Philippines ? President Duterte has stated the position of outgoing Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev in reinvigorating bilateral relations.
all through a farewell call at Malacañang remaining Wednesday, Duterte also congratulated Khovaev for a a hit tour of duty within the Philippines.
"The President lauded Ambassador Khovaev for his key function in assisting redefine and reinvigorate Philippines-Russia family members according to the administration's impartial overseas coverage thrust," presidential protocol officer, Undersecretary Robert Borje referred to yesterday.
Malacañang said Duterte conferred on Khovaev the Order of Sikatuna, with the rank of Datu (Grand cross), Gold big difference.
Khovaev significantly played a job on the President's first discuss with to Russia in might also 2017, the place bilateral engagement "broadened and deepened," Borje referred to in a press release.
throughout his tenure, the Philippines and Russia signed agreements within the areas of defense and protection, alternate and economic cooperation, science and technology, and fitness.
In his short speech, Duterte particularly referred to Khovaev's function in facilitating self belief-building activities between Philippine and Russian protection establishments through change of goodwill naval visits and working towards of Philippine legislations enforcement personnel, among other joint actions.
For his part, Khovaev reiterated Russia's dedication to construct a lasting partnership with the Philippines over the long run. He additionally identified promising areas of boom, including in change and investment, protection and security and public fitness, primarily in the normal battle in opposition t the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ambassador welcomed the upward trajectory of Philippines-Russia cooperation beneath Duterte's impartial international coverage. Khovaev thanked the President for the fine momentum of Philippines-Russia family members capped through unparalleled varied meetings between Duterte and President Vladimir Putin.