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    Joint Statement Trilateral Meeting on Security Among the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia

  • 2 of 11 Philippines and Indonesia Discuss Bilateral Issues

    Philippines and Indonesia Discuss Bilateral Issues

  • 3 of 11 Secretary Cayetano Receives Singapore FM Balakrishnan, Discusses Bilateral Relations and Regional Issues

    Secretary Cayetano Receives Singapore FM Balakrishnan, Discusses Bilateral Relations and Regional Issues

  • 4 of 11 DFA Adds Data Capture Machines to Speed Up Passport Application Processing

    DFA Adds Data Capture Machines to Speed Up Passport Application Processing

  • 5 of 11 Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia on 25 May 2017.

    Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia on 25 May 2017.

  • 6 of 11 President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow

    President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow

  • 7 of 11 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Vladimirovich Morgulov, is accorded military honors upon his arrival at Vnukovo-2 Airport in Moscow on May 23, 2016 to kick-start his official visit to the Russian Federation. Photo courtesy of PCO.

    President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Vladimirovich Morgulov, is accorded military honors upon his arrival at Vnukovo-2 Airport in Moscow on May 23, 2016 to kick-start his official visit to the Russian Federation. Photo courtesy of PCO.

  • 8 of 11 Secretary Cayetano Lauds DFA for Professionalism in His First Address

    Secretary Cayetano Lauds DFA for Professionalism in His First Address

  • 9 of 11 Secretary Cayetano addresses the DFA press corps

    Secretary Cayetano addresses the DFA press corps 

  • 10 of 11 Ph-Hungary Agricultural Cooperation Eyed

    Ph-Hungary Agricultural Cooperation Eyed

  • 11 of 11 Check out the commemorative activities for the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

    Check out the commemorative activities for the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

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4 May 2015 - The Philippine Embassy in Berne welcomed Messrs. Urs Lustenberger and Alexander Ospelt as Philippine Honorary Consuls in Zurich and Liechtenstein, respectively on April 28.

Ambassador Leslie J. Baja administered the oath of office to both Honorary Consular Officers, and expressed confidence that Messrs. Lustenberger and Ospelt shall look after the interests of Filipinos and promote economic relations in their respective areas of jurisdiction. 

The oath taking ceremony was immediately followed by a daylong briefing at the Embassy for the Philippine Honorary Consular Officers in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

The briefing presented a unique opportunity for active interaction between the officers and staff of the Embassy, and Consul, a.h. Lustenberger and Consul, a.h. Ospelt and their respective support staff, on their roles and the expectations from them. 

Ambassador Baja in his remarks during the briefing informed all Honorary Consular Officers that they are part of “Team Philippines” in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, highlighting the need to ensure compliance with the “One Country Team Approach.”  He called on them to work with the Embassy in a consultative, cooperative and coordinated manner in the pursuit of national development goals, within the context of the three (3) pillars of Philippine foreign policy.

During the planning session, the Honorary Consuls and their support staff were briefed on, among others, their respective functions and responsibilities as an Honorary Consular Officer.

The daylong session allowed Embassy officers to discuss specific topics with the Honorary Consular Officers concerning the Filipino community and other matters in connection with their function.  END

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