The Philippine Embassy in London actively participated in the inaugural Philippines-United Kingdom Consular Dialogue successfully held today, 16 February 2022. The Consular Dialogue was led by Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for European Affairs Jaime Victor Ledda, and the United Kingdom (UK) led by Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Director for Consular Affairs, Jennifer Anderson.
The meeting welcomed initial exchanges between both sides on the proposed Philippines-UK Transfer of Sentenced Persons Agreement.
Both countries discussed views and perspectives on consular concerns that affect their respective citizens, particularly those relating to passports, civil registry and assistance to nationals.
The Philippines and the UK committed to sustain this new mechanism for dialogue as a venue for exchanging views, and crucially, its role in expanding the scope of consular cooperation and further strengthening bilateral relations.
The consular dialogue is one of the five pillars of the “Enhanced Partnership” between the Philippines and UK, which aside from consular, include political, economic, climate, and defense matters. Under this enhanced partnership, both countries aim to drive forward joint activities in pursuit of shared priorities leading towards prosperity, security and people-to-people exchanges in the future.
The Enhanced Partnership was officially launched in London last November by Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin and UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss in celebration of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The PH-UK Joint Statement on the Consular Dialogue was issued at the close of the meeting.
Kababayans in the UK and Ireland are cordially invited to an online roadshow on the 27th tranche of RETAIL TREASURY BONDS (RTB 27) to be conducted by the Bureau of the Treasury at 9:30 GMT on SUNDAY, 20 FEBRUARY 2022.
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Meeting link: https://treasury-gov-ph.zoom.us/j/94238711491
Meeting ID: 942 3871 1491
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