Philippine Embassy officials meet with Governor of Ankara Vasip Şahin and his senior staff officials (Ankara Valiliği Photo)

ANKARA 03 November 2021 – Philippine Ambassador to Turkey Maria Elena P. Algabre met with the Governor of Ankara Vasip Şahin on 02 November 2021 to discuss forging closer cultural and economic cooperation between the Philippines and Turkey. 

The Ambassador congratulated Governor Şahin on the 98th Anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey, noting the important role played by Ankara as the seat of the national government. She  expressed gratitude for the Turkey’s assistance to the  Philippines for the latter’s  efforts to ensure sustainable  peace and development in Mindanao. She also thanked the Governor for hosting the almost 700 Filipinos in Ankara.



Ambassador Maria Elena P. Algabre presents a token to Governor of Ankara Vasip Şahin (Ankara Valiliğ iPhoto)

Ambassador Algabre and Governor Şahin agreed on the wide prospects for the growth in trade and tourism  between the two countries.  The Ambassador  cited the Philippine Embassy’s ongoing engagement  with relevant Turkish business organizations and its participation in trade and tourism fairs in Turkey.##