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Locsin’s European swing

Mario J. Mallari

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Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. is seeking to strengthen and enhance the country’s bilateral relationship between Manila and Budapest as he is on an official visit to Hungary.

In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Locsin will be in Budapest for three days – a stop to be highlighted by a meeting with his Hungarian counterpart Minister Peter Szijjarto.

The two are expected to discuss bilateral relations between the Philippines and Hungary as well as regional and global developments.

“Secretary Locsin’s visit will provide an opportunity for him to share with Hungarian policy makers, business leaders and members of the academe developments that have been taking place in the Philippines,” the DFA said.

According to the Philippine Embassy in Budapest, Locsin will also call on Hungarian National Assembly Speaker Laszlo Kover and will give a lecture on Philippine foreign policy at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Locsin will also visit the Headquarters of the Hungarian Water Technology Corporation.

After Hungary, Locsin will proceed to Germany to participate in the Munich Security Conference. He will also meet the Filipino Community and inaugurate the newly built Philippine Embassy in Berlin.

Meanwhile, the DFA warned Filipinos seeking job opportunities in Poland to transact only with licensed recruitment agencies with approved job orders from the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency.

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