DEEPER PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN RP-JAPAN SEEN

20 May 2022

INCOMING President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. is hoping to promote better and stronger bilateral cooperation between the Philippines and Japan and raise to a higher level all aspects of relationship between the two countries.

Marcos raised the possibility following a 15-minute telephone conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida who called him on Friday to personally convey his congratulations.

“I thank Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for his warm congratulatory message via a phone call this morning. We were able to have a preliminary discussion about Japan-Philippines partnership, which I said is very important and has been one of mutual benefit to our two countries,” he said.

Marcos added that he expressed hope of not only continuing but also increasing all engagements in every aspect of relations between the two countries.

Shortly after their talk, a statement posted on the website of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reported that Kishida assured Marcos that Japan has every intention of continuing the cooperation and official development assistance to the Philippines.

They intend to do this through the Joint Committee on Economic Cooperation and Infrastructure and the Ministerial Meeting on Foreign Affairs and Defense.

Japan has been assisting the Philippines on various levels such as in economic front that includes infrastructure development including railway and Subic Bay Development and in security aspects that include maritime, and law enforcement.

“I told him that I would like to deepen the cooperation in a wide range of fields in the future and we agreed to work together to strengthen it,” Marcos said.

The President-elect further disclosed that they also exchanged views on current regional developments and both of them have committed to work together for peace and prosperity in the region.

He added they also agreed to meet face-to-face as soon as possible and engage in a deeper dialogue.

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UGNAYAN NG PILIPINAS AT JAPAN MAS PALALALIMIN

UMAASA si incoming President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. na magkaroon ng mas maayos at malalim na kooperasyon ang Pilipinas at Japan kung saan maiaangat sa pinakamataas na antas ang relasyon ng dalawang bansa sa lahat ng aspeto. 

Ito ang ipinihayag ni Marcos matapos ang 15 minutong pag-uusap nila ni Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida na tumawag nitong Biyernes upang personal na ihayag ang kanyang pagbati sa kanyang pagwawagi nitong nakaraang halalan. 

“I thank Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for his warm congratulatory message via a phone call this morning. We were able to have a preliminary discussion about Japan-Philippines partnership, which I said is very important and has been one of mutual benefits for our two countries,” sabi ni Marcos.

Idinagdag pa niya na umaasa siya na hindi lamang magpapatuloy ang magandang ugnayan ng dalawang bansa kundi higit pang maiaangat ito sa lahat ng aspeto.

Pagkatapos nilang mag-usap, naglabas ng isang statement ang website ng Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, kung saan nito siniguro ni Kishida kay Marcos na itutuloy nang Japan ang lahat ng tulong na kasalukuyang ibinibigay nito sa bansa.

Gagawin nila ito sa pamamagitan ng Joint Committee on Economic Cooperation and Infrastructure and the Ministerial Meeting sa Foreign Affairs at Defense.

Sa kasalukuyan ay tinutulungan ng Japan ang Pilipinas sa ibat-ibang paraan katulad ng larangan ng pagpapaunlad ng ekonomiya at maging sa imprastraktura at seguridad at iba pa.

“I told him that I would like to deepen the cooperation in a wide range of fields in the future and we agreed to work together to strengthen it,” sabi pa niya  Marcos.

Sinabi din niya na napag-usapan din nila ang mga kasalukuyang pagpapaunlad sa Asya at nangakung magtutulungan ang dalawang bansa para makamit ang kapayapaan at kaunlaran sa rehiyon.

Dagdag pa niya na napagkasunduan nilang magkita sa lalong madaling panahon  para pagusapn ng mas malalim ang pagpapatatag ang ugnayan ng Japan at Pilipinas.

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