PH-Qatar relations, pinaigting sa ilalim ng Marcos admin

PH-Qatar relations, pinaigting sa ilalim ng Marcos admin

December 20, 2022 @ 6:24 PM 1 month ago


MANILA, Philippines- Nakikita ng Doha ang “bright future” para sa Philippines-Qatar relations dahil pinaigting nito ang pakikipagtulungan o kooperasyon sa Pilipinas sa ilalim ng bagong administrasyon.

Sinabi ni Qatar Embassy in Manila Chargé d’Affaires a.i Abdullah bin Salem Al-Khawar na ang direktiba para mas palakasin ang bilateral ties ay ipinalabas ni Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani ng Qatar.

“The cooperation between the State of Qatar and the Republic of the Philippines has opened investment opportunities between the two countries, thus, resulting in the expansion of trade exchange and frequent mutual visits of in both countries, both in government and in private sectors,” aniya sa kamakailan lamang na Qatar National Day reception sa Taguig City.

“In response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of the State of Qatar, the State of Qatar is exerting great efforts to further intensify its ties with the Republic of the Philippines, especially under the current Philippine Government headed by His Excellency Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Romualdez Marcos Jr.,” dagdag na pahayag nito.

Sinabi pa nito, nagpahayag na si Pangulong Marcos ng interest na ayusin ang pagtutulungan sa “investment at trade exchange, health, energy, education at culture.”

Sa kapareho pa ring event, pinuri ni Qatar Embassy in Manila Chargé d’Affaires a.i Abdullah bin Salem Al-Khawar ang mahigit na 300,000 overseas Filipinos sa Qatar para sa kanilang naging ambag sa pag-unlad ng bansa.

Binigyang-diin nito ang inisyatiba ng Qatar para protektahan ang karapatan ng mga manggagawa kabilang na ang pagpapagaan sa proseso para sa mga migrant workers na magpalit ng employers.

“Since August 2020, the Qatar Ministry of Interior had approved nearly 340,000 requests from overseas workers to change jobs,” anito.

Itinatag ng Pilipinas at Qatar ang formal diplomatic ties noong May 1981.

Maliban sa kalusugqn, kalakalan at investment, nakikita ng dalawang bansa ang oportunidad na palakasin at ayusin ang partnerships sa climate change mitigation, at maging regional at international issues. Kris Jose