President hosts official welcome ceremony for Philippine counterpart
VGP - President Vo Van Thuong on Tuesday hosted an official welcome ceremony for his Philippine counterpart Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.
The state visit to Viet Nam by Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. and his spouse from January 29-30 will be a milestone in the Philippines-Viet Nam relationship and contribute to deepening bilateral ties, said Philippine Ambassador to Viet Nam Meynardo Los Banos Montealegre.
This visit will help strengthen the closeness between the Philippine President and Viet Nam's highest-ranking leaders, the ambassador said, adding that it’s also very important in promoting the friendship and partnership between the two countries established in 1976 with great contributions by former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., father of President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.
Viet Nam and the Philippines will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic ties in the next two years. In 2025, they will mark the 10th anniversary of their strategic partnership.
Over the past four decades, the partnership and friendship between Viet Nam and the Philippines witnessed good developments with high-level visits by the heads of state and leaders of the two countries, including the visit by President Marcos./.