Day of Russia

On June 14, 2024, the Russian Embassy in Manila hosted a state reception on the occasion of the National Day of Russia, which gathered over 200 people – officials, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the business circles and media, among others. The event was graced by Hon. Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel, President of the Philippine-Russian Friendship association in the Senate, and H.E. Charles John Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines. The visiting delegation of the Moscow City Government attended the reception as special guests. In his opening remarks, the Ambassador of Russia, H.E. Marat Pavlov emphasized the recent progress in building mutually beneficial cooperation with the Philippines across a broad range of areas – trade and economy, culture and education, inter-regional and inter-parliamentary ties, people-to-people exchanges. The Guest of honor, Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines Hon. Antonio Morales in his speech confirmed the rich traditions of the Russia-Philippines relations and openness to developing pragmatic collaboration between the two countries. Both speakers underlined the significance of the forthcoming 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2026, which has to be celebrated through various initiatives.