Old Prime Minister’s Residence, Tokyo, Japan
24 June 2014

President Benigno S. Aquino III met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a summit meeting held at the Old Prime Minister’s Residence in Tokyo, Japan.

In a brief meeting, both leaders expressed their willingness to deepen and strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.

President Aquino also extended his appreciation for the assistance that Japan has provided to the Philippines in the rehabilitation of Eastern Visayas which was devastated by super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and for hosting this year’s international peace conference.

Joining the President’s working visit were Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda and Presidential Management Staff Secretary Julia Abad, among others.

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