August 15, 2023
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. received the letter of credence of His Excellency Dessie Dalkie Dukamo, Non-Resident Ambassador-Designate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Philippines, during the presentation of credentials in Malacañan Palace.
Ambassador-Designate Dukamo conveyed the warm wishes for the President’s well-being and for the Philippines’ welfare and prosperity from President Sahle Work-Zewde, the first female Chief Executive of Ethiopia.
He assured the President that he will discharge his duties to advance bilateral relations between the Philippines and Ethiopia, as well as to work towards the interest and prosperity of the two nations’ peoples and governments.
In response, President Marcos Jr. warmly welcomed the Ethiopian envoy to the country. “I hope that this is the beginning of much stronger relationship although we have been partners for a good long time. I think it is, the time is right that we will improve those connections. We will improve those partnerships that has yet, we have yet to explore,” the Chief Executive stated.
The Philippines and Ethiopia established formal diplomatic relations on February 7, 1977.
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