Reception Hall, Malacañan Palace
June 8, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. received the letter of credence from Her Excellency Constance See Sin Yuan, Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Singapore to the Philippines, in a ceremony at the Reception Hall in Malacañan Palace.

During the ceremony, Ambassador-Designate Yuan shared her plans to explore new areas of bilateral cooperation, focusing on sustainability and energy, among others. She also emphasized Singapore’s commitment in promoting peace and prosperity in the region amid the global challenges.

“Our future in this region depends on our response to this opportunities and challenges together. We are confident that under your leadership the Philippines and Singapore will continue its close cooperation and our bilateral relations will continue to flourish,” stated the Ambassador-Designate.

In his brief remarks, President Marcos Jr. acknowledged the strong bilateral relations between the Philippines and Singapore. He also emphasized the importance of deepening bilateral partnerships between the two countries during this period of transition in the global economy.

“As we go through this transition period where we have to adjust to the new global economy we still look at Singapore to be our very strong partner,” said the President in his response.

Before meeting with President Marcos Jr., Ambassador-Designate Yuan was accorded with arrival honors and signed the guestbook at Malacañan Palace. She will also visit the Rizal Monument to lay a wreath in honor of the national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal.

Diplomatic ties between the two countries were established in 1969 and will celebrate their 55th anniversary in 2024.

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