President Benigno S. Aquino III on
Thursday received the credentials of four new Resident
Ambassadors-Designate to the Philippines at the Music Room
of Malacañang Palace.
First to present his
credentials was David John Strachan of New Zealand. He was
joined by his country’s Defense Attaché Colonel Nigel
Cliffe, Manager of the New Zealand Aid Programme Hannah
Walton-France, Market Manager of Immigration of New Zealand
Penelope Ann Chitty, and Policy Adviser Kristoffer Rada.
Next was Phoxay Khaykhamphithoune of the Lao People’s
Democratic Republic, who was accompanied by his spouse
Souddavone Khaykhamphithoune, Second Secretary Phoungern
Soukvilai, and Third Secretary Aksonsavanh Sihabandith.
From the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Bin Nasser
Al-Basiri presented his credentials to President Aquino.
With him were Chargé d’ Affaires Ishaq Ibrahim Aloraini,
First Secretary Ayman Abdulghani Bedaiwi, and Second
Secretary Fahad Eid Alrshidy.
Last was Thanatip
Upatising from the Kingdom of Thailand, who was accompanied
by his wife Monthip Upatising, Defense and Air Force Attaché
Group Captain Washirask Poosit, Minister Counselor and
Consul Somjai Taphaopong, and First Secretary Sirimon
As Resident Ambassadors, they received
arrival honors at the Malacañang Grounds before proceeding
to the Music Room. PND (ag) (full