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President Aquino receives credentials of four new ambassadors
 

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 Atipatya.

As Resident Ambassadors, they received arrival honors at the Malacañang Grounds before proceeding to the Music Room. PND (ag)  
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