MANILA, Philippines — According to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, the Philippine government is considering…
PH considers establishing an embassy in Ukraine.
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines intends to open an embassy in Ukraine.
“Brave Ukraine deserves more than a nonresident embassy in a neighboring nation,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on Saturday, referring to the Philippine Embassy in Warsaw, which currently has jurisdiction over Filipinos in the war-torn country.
“I’m establishing a Philippine Embassy of its own in Ukraine,” he stated, “but I won’t be able to keep my commitment to be physically present in Kyiv.”
“All of Ukraine is a no-fly zone, and the 19-hour rail service is subject to disruption due to conflicts. It doesn’t matter whether a heart is with you if it isn’t there to share danger “He went on to say.
As of this writing, no additional information has been released, although the Department of Foreign Affairs has stated that the creation of a new job will be subject to a review procedure within the department.
Following his recent meeting with Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Dmytro Senik, Locsin made the declaration. Senik also asked the Philippines’ top diplomat to visit Ukraine during their meeting on June 9 in Manila.
“I had a forthright conversation with Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. regarding the future of our bilateral relations, economic collaboration, and Russia’s war on Ukraine. I’m glad we’re on the same wavelength. Having been invited to visit Ukraine, “In a tweet, Senik stated.