PH Ambassador to Spain Undertakes Official Visit to Andalusia
Ambassador Lhuillier addresses the members of the Sevilla Chamber of Commerce during a trade and investment presentation on the Philippines.
16 April 2018 MADRID — The Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier undertook a series of meetings with Andalusia and Sevilla officials and the Filipino Community from April 05-06, during his first official visit to the southern Spanish autonomous region of Andalusia. The Ambassador also delivered a trade presentation in Sevilla.
Ambassador Lhuillier reiterated the country´s desire to improve bilateral ties, particularly in improving economic relations with Andalusia and Spain in general. As part of his visit, the Ambassador presided over a conference on business opportunities in the Philippines with the Sevilla Chamber of Commerce on April 05.
Seventeen (17) entrepreneurs, including Presidents and CEO of Sevilla´s top companies, attended the conference on business and trade opportunities in the Philippines. Ambassador Lhuillier in his address enticed Sevilla´s top business honchos to invest in the Philippines, underscoring the Duterte administration´s current thrust on infrastructure and development. Among those who attended were Jorge Domecq of Grupo Emperador, Juan Ramon Guillen of Aceites del Sur, Juan Manuel Ortega of Royse, and Adrian Otiz of Xtraice.
The Ambassador also met with Mr. Ángel Luis Sánchez Muñoz, Director General for Foreign Affairs of the Regional Government of Andalusía; Mr. Antonio Sanz Cabello, Representative of the Spanish National Government in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia; Mr. Ricardo Gil-Toresano Riego, Representative of the Spanish National Government in Sevilla; and Hon. Juan Espadas Cejas, Mayor of Sevilla.
The Ambassador also urged the Spanish Government officials to look after the welfare of Filipinos in Andalusia, many of whom he met at a Filipino community gathering at the Honorary Consulate General. The Filipino community expressed their appreciation to the ambassador for the visit and for the projects lined up for all Filipinos in Spain and Andorra. END
From left: Mr. Ángel Luis Sánchez Muñoz, Director General for Foreign Affairs of the Regional Government of Andalusía, Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier and Honorary Consul General Jose Ignacio Bidon y Vigil de Quiñones at the headquarters of the Junta de Andalucia.
Ambassador Lhuillier discusses Philippine-Spanish relations with Sevilla Mayor Juan Espadas Cejas as Philippine Honorary Consul General Jose Ignacio Bidon and María Carmen Clarisa Castreño Lucas of the Sevilla City Hall look on.