Reception Hall, Malacañan Palace
May 25, 2022

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte received the credentials of His Excellency Phan Peuv, resident Ambassador-Designate to the Philippines of the Kingdom of Cambodia, in a ceremony at the Reception Hall in Malacañan Palace.

The President welcomed the Ambassador and recognized his tour of duty as most promising, as this year marks the 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

“Beyond my term I expect your high level exchanges to continue and chart the future course for growing engagement. The Philippines look[s] forward to a more enhanced cooperation in various areas, particularly in bilateral trade and investments,” President Duterte said.

He also congratulated Cambodia for its successful Chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in 2021 and assured the Philippines’ continued support and cooperation for its ASEAN Chairmanship this year.