Chief of Protocol Department Meets with Chargé d’affairs of Embassy of Republic of Philippines

The Chief of the Protocol Department Mr. Ali Shamran Hajim met with the Chargé d’affairs of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Mr. Generoso D.G. Calonge. During the meeting several issues of common interest were discussed in addition to the Philippine government’s desire to expand its economic and commercial interests in Iraq by opening a general consulate in Erbil Governorate and a consular office in Basra Governorate.

Mr. Generoso presented a copy of his credentials to Chief of Protocol Department, requesting to set a date for a meeting to convey his letter of approval from the Foreign Minister of the Republic of the Philippines to the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq.

On his part, the Chief of Protocol Department affirmed the department’s readiness to provide all necessary facilities for the Philippine diplomatic mission to carry out its tasks.