May 8, 2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed President Benigno S. Aquino III on the second day of his State Visit to Canada at the Peace Tower Entrance in the Centre Block of the Parliament Hill.
Both leaders are set to discuss new initiatives that will further deepen relations between Philippines and Canada. These will include promotion of closer trade, investment and development ties between the two countries and enhance security collaboration to counter threats to regional and global security.
President Aquino is reciprocating the official visit made by Prime Minister Harper to the Philippines in November 2012, the first by a Canadian Prime Minister in 15 years. They met again on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Beijing in November 2014.
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