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Sec. Del Rosario meets HRVP Mogherini
Friday, 29 January 2016 14:33    | Written by mcgjr    PDF Print E-mail

SEC. DEL ROSARIO MEETS HRVP MOGHERINI IN KUALA LUMPUR

13 August 2015 - Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario met with Madame Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security and Vice President of the European Commission (HRVP), on the sidelines of the 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 6 August 2015. This was the first meeting between the two ministers after Madame Mogherini's assumption as HRVP.

Secretary Del Rosario and Madame Mogherini discussed the excellent state of relations between the Philippines and European Union (EU), especially with the resolution of major challenges such as the removal of Philippine carriers from the EU air safety blacklist, the removal of the yellow card for the Philippines with regard to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF), and the continued recognition of Philippine-issued standards of training, certification, and watchkeeping (STCW) certificates for seafarers.

The meeting was also an opportunity for Secretary Del Rosario to thank the EU for its consistent position against unilateralism in the South China Sea and for its resolute support for the principle that disputes must be handled peacefully in accordance with international law. Secretary Del Rosario discussed security issues with Madame Mogherini, including developments in the arbitration case filed by the Philippines in The Hague.

Secretary Del Rosario conveyed the Philippine government's gratitude to the EU for its support for the Mindanao Peace Process, where the EU is deeply involved as a member of the International Monitoring Team and as a major development assistance partner. It was noted that the EU is the largest contributor to the Mindanao Trust Fund.

The two sides also discussed the interest of the EU to join the East Asia Summit (EAS), a major regional leaders' annual forum composed of the ten ASEAN countries and eight of its dialogue partners - Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, the United States and Russia. It was noted that the Philippines will be ASEAN Chair during the 40th anniversary of the establishment of formal ASEAN-EU relations.
 
EU GSP+ Monitoring Report on PH
Monday, 01 February 2016 14:14    | Written by mcgjr    PDF Print E-mail

EU TRADE PREFERENCES (GSP+) MONITORING REPORT: "PHILIPPINES IS MAKING GOOD PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION OF CONVENTIONS"

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Concluding Remarks of Sec. Del Rosario at the PCA
Monday, 01 February 2016 14:03    | Written by mcgjr    PDF Print E-mail

CONCLUDING REMARKS OF SECRETARY DEL ROSARIO BEFORE THE PERMANENT COURT OF ARBITRATION

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PHL flag displayed in Spa
Monday, 01 February 2016 14:08    | Written by mcgjr    PDF Print E-mail

PHILIPPINE FLAG DISPLAYED AT THE CITY HALL OF SPA.

The Philippine flag is proudly displayed at the city hall of Spa, Belgium as an expression of friendship and solidarity between the two countries. It was raised on 15 December 2015 and will stay hoisted until mid-January 2016.

As a gesture of hospitality, the mayor of Spa also welcomed Vice Consul Oliver Delfin and the Filipino communities of Spa and the neighboring areas at a night reception in the city hall on 19 December 2015.

As part of the year-end season events in Spa, Filipinos in the area also participated on 18 to 20 December 2015 in putting up a chalet at the main square of the city. The Philippine chalet at the traditional Christmas market (Marché de Noël des Villes Jumelées et Associations) sold Philippine products like San Miguel and Red Horse beers, Tanduay rhum, fruit juices, dried mangoes, tablea and freshly-cooked favourite lumpia. Civic leader Jean-Francois Fontaine assisted the city officials and Filcom in these activities.

Meanwhile, on January 3, 2016, the Filipino community will sponsor an Epiphany Mass celebration at the Notre-Dame & Saint-Remacle Church with the Filipino Catholic Community Choir (Liege) at 10am. Lunch will be served.This gesture and the people-to-people contacts between Filipinos and Belgians augur well for the 70th year commemoration in 2016 of Philippine-Belgian diplomatic relations.

 
Ambassador Hosts Lunch for HRVP Ashton
Friday, 29 January 2016 11:11    | Written by mcgjr    PDF Print E-mail

vsbashtonAMBASSADOR HOSTS LUNCH FOR HR/VP ASHTON

19 April 2012 - Ambassador Victoria S. Bataclan, Head of the Philippine Mission to the European Union, hosted a luncheon in honor of H.E. Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission (HR/VP), at the Philippine Embassy in Brussels today.

Ambassadors and Chargé d'Affaires of the ASEAN Missions to the European Union were also in attendance.

The luncheon marks the first time that HR/VP Catherine Ashton attended a gathering of the ASEAN Brussels Committee (ABC) since she was appointed High Representative in 2009.

Baroness Catherine Ashton is the first High Representative of the European Union appointed after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.  She also serves as Vice President of the European Commission and chairs the Foreign Affairs Council.

The HR/VP was accompanied by Mr. David O'Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer of the European External Action Service (EEAS); Mr. Viorel Isticioaia Budura, Managing Director for Asia at the EEAS; Mr. James Morrison, the HR/VP's Chief of Staff, and Mr. Steven Everts, the HR/VP's chief adviser on Asia.

The primary topic of discussion during the luncheon was preparations for the forthcoming ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting in Brunei on 26 to 27 April 2012.

In her opening statement, Ambassador Bataclan noted that the recent flurry of cooperative activities provide much needed momentum to ASEAN-EU ties and could pave the way for elevating the relations to the strategic level.

Ambassador Bataclan also took the opportunity to discuss bilateral issues with the HR/VP, such as the Philippines-EU Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and the proposed bilateral Free Trade negotiations. The Ambassador also briefed the HR/VP on recent developments in the West Philippine Sea and thanked the EU for the recent statement of support for a rules-based solution to the disputes made by Presidents Herman Van Rompuy and José Manuel Barroso in their meeting with Vice President Jejomar Binay in Seoul.
 
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