UK envoy concludes four-year tour of duty
MANILA, Philippines — British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce on Thursday bid farewell to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. after four years of service in the country.
Pruce’s tour of duty in the Philippines ends next month, said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
In a statement Friday, the DFA said Locsin expressed gratitude to Pruce for his work in strengthening the relations between the Philippines and the United Kingdom.
During Pruce’s farewell call to Locsin, the envoy informed the country’s top diplomat that the United Kingdom’s donation of 415,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is tentatively scheduled to arrive in the Philippines on August 2.
Their discussions also addressed matters previously discussed between Locsin and British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, which included enhanced bilateral partnership, police cooperation and the UK’s bid to become an Association of Southeast Asian Nations Dialogue Partner, according to the DFA. — McKenzie Kinsella, Trainee
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