Music Room, Malacanan Palace
27 August 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III warmly welcomed two new ambassadors to the Philippines who presented their respective credentials in simple ceremonies at Malacanan Palace.

Ambassador Ahmed Kamal Hassan AL-Kamaly of the Republic of Iraq conveyed his deepest honor as he submitted his credentials to President Aquino and expressed his intention of further strengthening relations between the two countries. The Iraqi envoy arrived in Manila last May 27, 2013 to assume his new post and initially met with Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario.

Likewise, Ambassador Odelia Gregorio-Arroyo of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta presented her credentials to the President where she wished prayers of good health to the Chief Executive and prosperity to the Philippines.

Joining President Aquino during the ceremony was DFA Secretary Albert Del Rosario.

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