Philippines to open embassy in Ukraine
Locsin made the statement after a meeting held on Thursday, June 9, with Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Dmytro Senik in Manila. “I’m setting up a Philippine embassy of its own to Ukraine but can’t keep my promise to be physically present in Kyiv…. Senik earlier said he had a candid discussion with Locsin which tackled Russia’s war against Ukraine, ways to deepen ties between Manila and Kyiv, and how to boost economic cooperation.
“Glad we are on the same page,” Senik said, adding that he invited Locsin to visit Ukraine. Enjoyed candid discussion with 🇵🇭 Foreign Secretary @teddyboylocsin about prospects of our bilateral relations, economic cooperation and russia's war against Ukraine. Before plans to establish an embassy, the Philippines only had an honorary consulate in Ukraine.
The Philippines earlier voted to support a United Nations General Assembly resolution that condemned Russia’s actions against its neighboring country. Since then, the Philippines has continued to urge an end to the fighting and called on parties involved to abide by the peaceful settlement of international disputes. Prior to Russia’s invasion, the DFA counted nearly 380 Filipinos in Ukraine.
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