New Delhi, July 1: Minister of State for External Affairs (MOS) Rajkumar Ranjan Singh attended the inauguration of new Philippines President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr in Manila as the Special Envoy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During a courtesy call on President Marcos today, MoS Singh handed over a letter of felicitation from President Ram Nath Kovind.
In his letter, President Kovind congratulated President Marcos on assuming office as the President of the Philippines and expressed his confidence that under President Marcos’ able leadership, the India-Philippines partnership would expand and strengthen further.
During the courtesy call, MOS noted the recent dynamism in bilateral ties. And reiterated India’s commitment to work with the new Government of Republic of the Philippines. In further deepening the bilateral partnership. Encompassing our respective developmental aspirations and national security objectives, an official statement said.
In a tweet, the MoS said:
“Called on President of the Philippines H.E. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. @bongbongmarcos today and handed over letter of felicitations from Honourable President of India @rashtrapatibhvn.
“Discussions on furthering strengthening India-Philippines bilateral ties based on shared priorities.”
MOS also interacted with representatives of the vibrant Indian community in the Philippines during the visit.we