Ambassador Endo pays courtesy call on Finance Secretary Ralph Recto


On 05 June 2024, Ambassador ENDO Kazuya paid a courtesy visit to the Honorable Finance Secretary Ralph G. Recto at the Department of Finance (DOF).
During the meeting, Ambassador Endo and Secretary Recto engaged in a fruitful discussion revolving around Japan’s official development assistance (ODA) and the current macroeconomic situation in the Philippines.
Both parties expressed their keen intent to further reinforce ongoing and future bilateral projects in the country by building on the gains of the “fast and sure” approach when it comes to ODA implementation and the Japan-Philippines High-level Joint Committee Meeting on Infrastructure Development and Economic Cooperation.
Likewise, they both recognized the wide window of opportunities that the strong macroeconomic fundamentals of the Philippines offer to existing and prospective investors, as well as the current thrust of the Philippine government to focus on the ease of doing business, including the streamlining of basic tax services and early resolution of tax-related matters.
Attesting to the close ties and cooperation developed by Japan and the Philippines over the years, Ambassador Endo and Secretary Recto committed to continuously push forward the bilateral partnership between the two countries in the years to come.