Kishida Meets with PH Senators

TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida received a courtesy call from a delegation of Philippine senators led by Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri on Wednesday.

Kishida emphasized the importance of Japan’s coordination with the Philippines, a neighboring maritime nation, to maintain and strengthen the international order based on the rule of law, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). He also expressed Japan’s commitment to contributing further to peace, stability, and prosperity in the region, bearing in mind the 50th year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation this year.

In response, Zubiri expressed his commitment to further strengthening the relations between Japan and the Philippines and hoped for the former’s continued role in promoting regional stability. Zubiri was joined by Majority Leader Joel Villanueva, Deputy Majority Leader JV Ejercito, Sen. Sonny Angara, Sen. Imee Marcos, Sen. Pia Cayetano, Sen. Win Gatchalian, Sen. Grace Poe, Sen. Nancy Binay and Sen. Mark Villar, who are visiting Tokyo on an official parliamentary visit. - Florenda Corpuz

(Facebook photo: Senator Migz Zubiri)