Ambassador Haneda’s courtesy call on Secretary Ramon M. Lopez of the Department of Trade and Industry


On February 13, Ambassador Haneda paid a courtesy call on Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The Ambassador and Secretary Lopez both underlined the strengthening of Philippines-Japan economic relations under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, and discussed the next steps to further improve our ties, especially in terms of trade and investment. Ambassador Haneda reiterated Japan's support for the initiatives of the Philippine government, including the "Build Build Build" program, and both shared high expectation of fruitful discussions on  the upcoming general review of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement.