Philippines, Poland Eye Stronger Economic, Political, Defense Ties during Political Consultations
Acting Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Bilateral Relations and ASEAN Affairs Elizabeth P. Buensuceso leads the Philippine Delegation during the 5th Political Consultations with Poland (clockwise from top left): Polish Undersecretary of State Marcin Przydacz; Polish Embassy in Manila Chargé d' Affaires, a.i., Jarosław Szczepankiewicz; Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for European Affairs Jaime Victor Ledda; Undersecretary Buensuceso; and Philippine Ambassador to Poland Leah Basinang-Ruiz. (DFA-OEA photo)
PASAY CITY 22 April 2021— Acting Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Bilateral Relations and ASEAN AffairsElizabeth P. Buensuceso co-chaired the 5th Philippines-Poland Political Consultations with Polish Undersecretary of State for Security, the Americas, Asia, and Eastern Policy Marin Marcin Przydacz on 21 April 2021 via video conference. Both sides ramped up commitment to stronger economic, political and defense cooperation, ahead of the upcoming 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations in 2023; highlighted the importance of multilateral cooperation in the global recovery from the pandemic; as well as the role of international law in the peaceful resolution of disputes among countries.
“The Philippine-Poland partnership is steadily growing and continues to produce positive outcomes for both sides, reinforced by strong regional links between ASEAN and the European Union. During our consultations, we discussed the strengthening of our ties in the areas of defense, agriculture, education, labor, and tourism. We also exchanged views on domestic, regional and global issues in the context of the current public health situation,” Undersecretary Buensuceso explained.
The Philippine delegation included Philippine Ambassador to Poland Leah Basinang-Ruiz and Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for European Affairs Jaime Victor Ledda. END