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Philippine Ambassador and Nauru Government Officials Reaffirm Strength of more than 50 Years of Philippines-Nauru Relations

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H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Nauru, and Honourable Marcus Stephen MP, Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Nauru, discuss opportunities to strengthen PH-Nauru relations during their meeting at the Government Office in Nauru on 26 November 2019.

NAURU (29 November 2019) – H.E Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Non-Resident Ambassador to Nauru called on Nauru Government Officials during her visit to Nauru on 25-28 November 2019. Ambassador De La Vega presented her credentials to H.E. Lionel Rouwen Aingimea M.P., President of the Republic of Nauru on 26 November 2019 at Government House.

Ambassador De La Vega met with Speaker of Parliament Hon Marcus Stephen MP, Minister for Health and Home Affairs Hon Isabella Dageago MP, Minister for Commerce, Industry and Environment Hon Rennier Gadabu MP, Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr. Mike Aroi, Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Environment Ms. Berilyn Jeremiah, and Secretary for Multicultural Affairs Ms. Barina Dubriva.

During her meetings, Ambassador De La Vega noted that the Philippines and Nauru have enjoyed more than 50 years of diplomatic relations which was established on the same year as Nauru’s birth as a republic in 1968. She also emphasized the strong presence of Filipinos in Nauru who have long supported Nauru’s economic and social development.

The Nauru Government Officials recognized the historic friendship between the Philippines and Nauru and expressed support for marking the importance milestone of more than 50 years of relations through joint activities. The Nauru Government recognized the contributions of the Filipino diaspora in Nauru throughout its history as a republic and until today. There are around 65 Filipinos currently in Nauru.

Ambassador De La Vega also invited Nauru to participate in the Pacific Business Mission to the Philippine to be held in May 2020 which was warmly welcomed by the Nauru Government. END

Philippine Ambassador Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega and Honourable Isabella Dageago MP, Minister for Health and Home Affairs discuss developments in Nauru’s health sector during their meeting on 26 November 2019. They are joined by Honourable Pyon Deiye MP, Deputy Minister for Health and Medical Services of Nauru and Third Secretary Nicole de Castro of the Philippine Embassy.

Philippine Ambassador Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega discussed with Honourable Rennier Gadabu MP opportunities for the Philippines to support Nauru’s economic development plans.

Philippine Ambassador Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega and Mr. Mike Aroi, Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade, discuss the Pacific Business Mission to the Philippines to be held in May 2020 during their meeting on 26 November 2019.

Philippine Ambassador Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega and Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Environment Ms. Berilyn Jeremiah discuss opportunities for trade between the Philippines and Nauru during their meeting on 27 November 2019

Philippine Ambassador Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega called on Secretary for Multicultural Affairs Ms. Barina Dubriva on 27 November 2019 at Government House.

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