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Ambassador-designate Garcia-Albano Discusses Development Cooperation With JICA

Japan International Coordinating Agency (JICA) President TANAKA Akihiko and Ambassador Mylene J. Garcia-Albano

13 January 2023 – Ambassador-designate Mylene J. Garcia-Albano met with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President Tanaka Akihiko and exchanged views on Mindanao peace and development, security, and infrastructure and sectoral cooperation, among others.

“I wish to thank the people and government of Japan for their continuing strong support for the Philippines’ development programs and pandemic response efforts. The friendship between the Philippines and Japan has withstood the test of time, and Japan remains the Philippines’ biggest bilateral provider of official development assistance, with JICA being an extremely reliable partner in helping implement the priority programs of the Philippine government,” Ambassador-designate Garcia-Albano remarked.