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Phillipines to Join the Summit on Peace for Ukraine in Switzerland after Zelenskyy’s First-Ever Meeting with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr

During his official visit to the Philippines on May 3, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., marking the first-ever meeting between the leaders of the two nations.

Zelenskyy thanked the Philippines for its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, its clear position on Russia’s aggression against the country, and its support for important UN resolutions. He said that Ukraine intends to open an embassy in Manila this year to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

“I am grateful to the Philippines for supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, for its clear position on Russia’s aggression against our country, and for supporting important UN resolutions,” Zelenskyy said.

The meeting also covered the bilateral cooperation between the countries, particularly Ukrainian agricultural exports to the Philippines.

Zelenskyy spoke about the preparations for the first Summit on Peace for Ukraine and emphasized the importance of the representation of Southeast Asian countries at the event. The Philippines agreed to participate in the Summit.

Diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the Philippines have existed for 32 years. They were officially established on April 7, 1992.

The Philippines supported Ukraine in voting for the resolution on the country’s territorial integrity at the UN General Assembly on March 27, 2014, and strongly condemned Russian aggression after the start of the full-scale invasion.

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