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Philippines, Belgium Initialled Plan of Action
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JPA_website_4Brussels, 28 January 2011-   After months of negotiations, the Philippines and Belgium initialled today a plan of action which is an important step in identifying fields of interest where both countries can enhance relations and bilateral cooperation.

 The text of the Joint Plan of Action in the Fields of Mutual Interest Between the Philippines and Belgium was initialled by negotiators from both sides, H.E. Ambassador Enrique Manalo, Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium,  and Director for Asia Ambassador Philippe Beke of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at a ceremony at the Ministry. 

"I believe the plan of action provides an opportunity and basis for the Philippines and Belgium to work closely together in addressing practical challenges we face such as the need to enhance our trade and investment cooperation, addressing concerns on immigration, consular matters, law enforcement, and sports and culture.  The JPA also calls for the Philippines and Belgium to work together on common interests in multilateral fora such as the UN and ASEM.  This plan of action will give our respective governments an excellent framework for building a strategic partnership in the years to come", according to Ambassador Manalo.  He expressed confidence that the agreement will boost overall bilateral relations with Belgium.

Belgium is the Philippines' 18th largest trading partner and the third biggest export destination of the Philippines (valued at US$ 639.8 million) in the European Union, next only to The Netherlands and Germany.  In terms of foreign direct investments, Belgium is a major European investor and one of the largest sources of development assistance especially humanitarian assistance in response to both natural and man-made disasters.JPA_website_3

The Philippines and Belgium are currently negotiating bilateral agreements on mutual legal assistance and transfer of sentenced persons.  An agreement is also being proposed for energy and environment which seeks to boost private sector involvement especially in investments in infrastructures.  Both countries have also exchanged economic missions over many years which have strengthened trade cooperation and increased investments in various sectors. 

The Plan of Action is the first agreement of its kind to be negotiated with Belgium in the 65 years of Philippine diplomatic relations with this country and the first in ASEAN.  It also takes into account the areas of competence of the respective national governments and the regional governments in Belgium.  Its signing is proposed for 23 February 2011 in Brussels by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo and Foreign Minister Steven Vanackere.

 

  

 

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