President Duterte thanks Japan Government for Coast Guard ship

President Rodrigo Duterte expressed gratitude toward the Japanese government for giving coast guard ships and aid in the country.

"Let me start by giving our sense of gratitude to the Japanese ambassador for our heartfelt thanks for giving us ships, some are here, others are coming, and your desire to help the Philippines," Duterte said.

President Duterte and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa on Wednesday attended the 115th anniversary of the Philippine Coast Guard. 

Japan gave the first of 10 Parola class Philippine Coast Guard vessels. The BRP Tubattaha landed in Pier 13 in Manila. 

Together with this, Duterte reviewed the fellowship and collaboration amongst the two countries. He stated how Japan helped Davao City when he was still the mayor.

”In my city alone, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) projects are abundant and it has redounded to the benefit of my countrymen over in Mindanao,” Duterte said.

"And now I'm the president and you continue to pour the aid that you feel you want to extend to us and again I would like to thank Japanese people the emperor and your government," Duterte added.

It is said that President Duterte will visit the Japan this October 25-27. With this, the relationship with the two country helps to deepen more.

Source: Philstar, Update

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