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Photo: Ambassador Catalla is welcomed by H.E. Nabih Berri

14 January 2018 – In line with efforts to strengthen and deepen bilateral partnership between the Philippines and Lebanon, Ambassador Bernardita L. Catalla paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of the Parliament of the Lebanese Republic, H.E Nabih Berri on Friday, 12 January at his official residence in Beirut.

Speaker Berri welcomed and conveyed his best wishes to Ambassador Catalla as the new representative of the Philippine government in his country.

Ambassador Catalla thanked the Speaker even as she informed him that one of the priority goals of the Embassy is to protect the right and promote the welfare of about 30,000 Filipinos in Lebanon. Speaker Berri assured the Ambassador of his support of the Embassy's initiatives and activities, as he expressed his appreciation for the presence of Filipino workers in Lebanon.

 As expression of gratitude for the Speaker's warm and gracious welcome, Ambassador Catalla presented Speaker Berri a hand-made glass paper weight crafted by a respected Filipino artist.

Ambassador Catalla was received at the Speaker's official residence with a ceremonial welcome by Honor Guards- END