On 4 October 2023, H.E. Mr. Enkhbayar Sosorbaram, Ambassador of Mongolia to the Republic of the Philippines with residence in Singapore, hosted a reception on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the Republic of the Philippines in Conrad Hotel, Manila.
The reception was attended by around 100 people including the guest of honor H.E. Mr. Enrique A. Manalo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines as well as dignitaries from the Filipino side such as Marguax Salcedo, Undersecretary of Department of Budget Management, Niño Alvina, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Finance, Major General Jeffrey C Hechanova PAF, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Government officials, Ambassadors and representatives from the Asian Development Bank, private sector, media, and members of the Mongolian community in the Philippines.
In his speech, Ambassador Enkhbayar emphasized that the bilateral ties have steadily grown since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1973 with several important high-level exchanges implemented in recent years. The Ambassador also expressed his confidence that the friendly relations between Mongolia and the Philippines will be further strengthened and the cooperation in trade, economy, investments, and people-to-people exchanges will reach new heights.
His Excellency Mr. Enrique A. Manalo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines congratulated the guests on the 50th Anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the Philippines and Mongolia and expressed his appreciation of Ambassador Enkhbayar’s efforts to reinvigorate the bilateral cooperation. Furthermore, he noted that since both the Philippines and Mongolia share common values of democracy and adhere to the rules-based international order, they have been actively collaborating on the international and regional arena. The Foreign Secretary of the Philippines expressed his conviction that the bilateral cooperation would be further broadened in various areas to the mutual benefit of the two nations. The congratulatory speeches were followed by cultural performance of Mongolian artists.