Reception Hall, Malacañan Palace
May 25, 2022

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte received the credentials of His Excellency Ioannis Pediotis, resident Ambassador-Designate to the Philippines of the Hellenic Republic, in a ceremony at the Reception Hall in Malacañan Palace.

The Ambassador expressed his commitment to further advance bilateral cooperation between the two countries. He also recognized how both nations share similar views regarding the law of the sea being both maritime countries.

In response, President Duterte thanked Greece for its continued support to the Filipino seafarers and congratulated the Greek government for successfully hosting the First Defense Exhibition in Athens in July 2021.

“The Philippines look[s] forward to development in its defense cooperation with Greece,” the President said.

This year marks the 72nd anniversary of the Philippines-Greece bilateral relations.