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Global diplomats, industry leaders assemble at the 3rd ThePhilBizNews Embassy Night

Stronger relations and freedom of information are amongst the highlights of the night’s speeches.

International diplomats, embassy officials, members of the media, and local company leaders assembled for the 3rd The Philippine Business and News (ThePhilBizNews) Embassy Night on 4 April 2024 at the Hotel Okura, Newport World Resorts.

The recurring theme for the entire is protecting the integrity of information through combatting fake news, strengthening the press, and expanding cooperation with international partners.

Outgoing New Zealand ambassador to the Philippines, Peter Kell, shared his first impressions of the Philippines before he sounded of his departure from his role.

Another highlight is the European Union (EU) ambassador to the Philippines Luc Véron praising the substantial trade relations between EU and the Philippines that accumulated $17.3m (€16m) and translated to growth and employment opportunities.

Meanwhile, Thai ambassador Tull Traisorat highlighted the 75th anniversary of Philippines–Thailand relations, commending the economic cooperation between the two nations in areas such as energy, agriculture, infrastructure, and construction.

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After reiterating the important role of the media, Malaysian ambassador to the Philippines Dato' Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino cited major points of cooperation with Philippine partners: halal industry, IT innovations, culture, and food through tourism.

Furthermore, Constance Yuan, Singaporean ambassador to the Philippines, lauded the country as a major FDI partner, spurring economic growth and developments in fintech, sustainability and urban planning. Yuan also highlights the 55th year of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the Philippines.

“Since 2022, our Embassy Night has been well-attended, and this year is no different. This proves the trust and confidence our independent news outfit has established within the diplomatic community,” Monsi Alfonso Serrano, Founder and Publisher of THEPHILBIZNEWS, said.

Also in attendance are ambassadors from Austria, Czech Republic, Turkey, and The Netherlands.

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