Music Room, Malacañan Palace
20 May 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed H.E. Mahmoud Mostafa Ahmed, Arab Republic of Egypt Ambassador to the Philippines, during the presentation of the envoy’s credentials at the Music Room in Malacañang.

The Ambassador relayed the message greetings of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to President Aquino. He also stated that as the representative of Egypt to the Philippines, he will exert his best efforts to strengthen the bilateral relations of both countries and will explore every means of mutual cooperation especially in the area of trade and commerce.

Ambassador Mahmoud Mostafa Ahmed was accompanied by Mohamed Mohamed Sawy Darder, Third Secretary (Deputy Chief of Mission) and Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Kassib, Diplomatic Attaché (Consul).

The Philippine side was represented by Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, DFA Ceremonials Director Rodillo Catalan and protocol officers Leilanie Medina, Shirley Mae Rico, Claudine Dhaian Ortiz and Laurice Cuyugan.

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