H. E. Bita Rasoulian, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the Philippines, hosted a reception on 23 October in celebration of their National Day and excellent Austrian-Filipino relations.
In addition to commemorating the adoption in 1955 of Austria’s constitutional law on permanent neutrality, the event which took place at The Peninsula Manila also celebrated the inclusion of the Viennese Coffeehouse Culture and Austrian Pastry Culture in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The Austrian Ambassador emphasized the Austrian-Philippine relations in her welcome speech stating the strong person-to-person ties between the two nations. In partnership with BDO, Boston Homes, Artisan Wine Cellars and Thai Airways, the guests also had the chance to experience a taste of Austria through wine, food and music which filled the evening.
It was a celebration of delight, national significance and Austria’s continued support and committed cooperation with the Philippines.