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Cayetano back in Russia to boost ties further

News Summed Up 2018-05-16 05:30:00

FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is back in Russia in an effort to strengthen further ties between Manila and Moscow, a year after the two nations signed 10 deals, including a defense cooperation. Cayetano, during a two-day working visit, will hold bilateral talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and will speak before diplomats, academics and students at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. “We are undertaking a working visit to Russia as part of our efforts to build on stronger and mutually beneficial ties with the Russian people,” Cayetano said. In October, the Philippines and Russia signed a military-technical cooperation agreement that would allow the conduct of joint research, production support, and the possibility of exchange of experts and training of personnel. Ambassador to Moscow Carlos Sorreta said the Philippines established diplomatic ties with Russia, then known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, on June 2, 1976.