Seoul Air Base, Seongnam-si
17 October 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III and members of his official delegation arrived at the Seoul Air Base in Seongnam City via a chartered Philippine Airlines Flight PR001 for his two-day state visit in South Korea on the invitation of President Park Geun-hye.

President Aquino was welcomed by Philippine Ambassador to Korea Luis Cruz and Defense and Armed Forces Attaché Colonel Eddie Ireneo Maningding.

Korean officials who were also present included Ministry of Foreign Affairs Second Vice Minister Cho Tae-yul, Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Lee Hyuk, MOFA Deputy Chief of Protocol Chang Jae-bok, MOFA Director-General for South Asian and Pacific Affairs Suh Jeong-in and Seoul Air Base Wing Commander Brigadier General Huh Chang-hee.

The President pushed through with the state visit after his trip to areas in Bohol and Cebu, which were heavily damaged by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Tuesday.

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