BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA: Colombia’s commitment to moving forward its bilateral relations with the Philippines was the main sentiment that was highlighted during H.E. Ambassador Marichu Mauro’s meeting with the Director-General of Asia, Oceania and Africa of the Colombian Ministry of External Relations, Mr. Alfredo Ramos (left) last 25 October 2018 in Bogotá. The meeting between the two officials was held to follow-up on matters discussed during their previous meeting last July. Assistant Director Rodrigo Amaya (center) was also present in the meeting.
Director Ramos expressed delight about his country’s bilateral relations with the Philippines which he said was becoming more active with new initiatives that had never been proposed before, such as cooperation in transport, police and security cooperation, and fight against transnational crimes and narcotics. Director Ramos remarked he was confident that bilateral relations will advance with the carrying out of these new identified projects.
The topic of the 4th Philippine-Colombia Bilateral Consultation Meeting (BCM) on 23 November 2018 in Manila also dominated discussions between the two parties. Both agreed that while the last meeting was held only in September last year also in Manila, there are new developments in bilateral cooperation that warrant discussion, as well as pending agreements that require moving forward.