06 December 2016 – Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Antonio A. Morales received today his Egyptian counterpart, Ambassador Mohamed Ahmed Fathi Abulkheir, at the embassy chancery.
Ambassador Morales welcomed Ambassador Abulkheir as he takes on the challenge of being posted for the first time in this region.
Both sides took the opportunity to update each other on global and regional developments, as well as developments in their respective home countries. The two ambassadors agreed that recent global economic uncertainties have indeed impacted on the Philippines and Egypt.
Ambassador Morales also briefed his Egyptian counterpart on the upcoming Chairmanship of the ASEAN by the Philippines in 2017 and the State Visit of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to Singapore on 14-16 December 2016.
With these developments in the region, Ambassador Abulkheir remarked, “these are interesting times to be posted in Asia.”