Aquino receives new Kuwait, Laos envoys

March 14, 2011 10:00 pm 

MANILA, March 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III received the new ambassadors of Kuwait and Laos, who presented their respective letters of credentials to Malacañang.

First to meet with the President at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Music Room of the Malacañang Palace was His Excellency Waleed Ahmad Al-Kandari, who presented his credentials as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Kuwait to the Philippines.

Accompanying Amb. Al-Kandari were Mr. Hamad O. Bin Eidan, First Secretary; Mr. Anas T.A.H. Marafi, First Secretary; Mr. Bader Z.M.Z.H. Al Mutair, Attaché Finance and Administrative; Mr. Mohammad H.S.H. Alhamed, Attaché.

The new Kuwaiti Ambassador and his party were welcomed by acting Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario, Mr. Edgar Tomas Auxilian, Executive Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs – Office of the President (DFA-OP) and Mr. Patrick James Ruiz, Protocol Officer.

Amb. Al-Kandari wished President Aquino well and happiness as he thanked him for welcoming him to the country.

The President, together with Del Rosario, then ushered Amb. Al-Kandari and his party to the adjoining Music Conference Room for a closed-door meeting.

The Chief Executive also received the credentials of Her Excellency Malayvieng Sakonhninhom as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Laos Peoples Democratic Republic.

Amb. Sakonhninhom was accompanied by Mr. Phonesavanh Sipaseuth, Counselor; Mr. Khamfeuang Phanthaxay, Second Secretary; Mr. Vilayvanh Xaysomvang, Third Secretary and Mrs. Souksanith Vongphankham, Attaché.

In presenting the credentials, Amb. Sakonhninhom also thanked the Chief Executive for the warm welcome as she personally introduced the members of her delegation to President Aquino. (PNA)

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