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Romualdez: Japan PM Kishida’s visit to create new dev’t opportunities

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 04:28 PM November 01, 2023

Speaker Martin Romualdez says Japan PM Fumio Kishida's visit to create new development opportunities

FILE PHOTO: House of Representatives Speaker Martin Romualdez. Photo from the official website of House of Representatives /

MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Martin Romualdez on Wednesday said that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s visit to the Philippines will create new opportunities for development between Manila and Tokyo.

The House leader also said that Kishida’s visit would certainly strengthen the relationship between the Philippines and Japan.


The Senate and the House are set to hold a special joint session on Saturday, November 4, for the anticipated address of Kishida at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City.


Kishida will arrive in the Philippines on Friday, November 3.

“This visit, symbolizing the deep and longstanding bond our nations have forged, built on mutual respect, shared values, and a unified vision for peace, stability, and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region, signifies the strength of our bilateral ties,” Romualdez said in a statement.

“We are optimistic that through our discussions, new pathways for collaboration and development will emerge, promising enhanced opportunities and a brighter future for all Filipinos, here and in Japan,” he added.

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Since the special joint session will take place in the House of Representatives headquarters, Romualdez vowed to make sure that the Prime Minister’s visit would be worthwhile.

“The House of Representatives, as the honored venue host of this significant event in the Batasang Pambansa Complex, is committed to exerting all efforts to ensure that Prime Minister Kishida’s visit is both fruitful and memorable,”the Speaker said.

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