Bahrain, Philippines officials mull opening new diplomatic mission
TDT | Manama
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Plans to establish a Bahraini diplomatic mission to Philippines came up during a meeting yesterday between top Bahraini and Philippine officials.
The proposal was tabled during a meeting in the Kingdom attended by Antonio Morales, the Philippine Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Administration.
Morales said the Kingdom establishing a mission in the Republic will further boost the solid bilateral relations bonding the two countries.
Attending the meeting from the Kingdom was Dr Mohammed Ali Behzad, the Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Consular and Administrative Affairs, and other top officials.
The meeting further discussed ways to enhance joint cooperation between the two ministries in administrative and consular affairs.
The officials also discussed other issues of common concern.
Reportedly, Bahrain is home to more than 49,000 Filipinos who are living and working in the Kingdom.
On 27 November 2021, the Philippines and Bahrain celebrated 43 years of formal diplomatic relations.