Bilateral relations

  • 25th Independence Day of the Republic of Palau

    French Ambassador Nicolas Galey greets H.E. Tommy Remengesau, Jr., President of the Republic of Palau, in the presence of the Ambassadors of the United Nations and of the Czech Republic. (Koror, September 30, 2019)

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  • Official reception of the French National Day in the Philippines

    Last July 14, French Ambassador Nicolas Galey and Mrs. Camélia Galey welcomed hundreds of guests to their residence for an exceptional evening to celebrate the French National Day and recall the values of “liberté, égalité et fraternité” for which it stands. Among the guests were representatives from the Government and Congress, the diplomatic corps, the media, the private sector, civil society and NGOs, as well as partners in cultural and scientific cooperation and members of the French community in the Philippines.

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  • Meeting of French Minister of State Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne with representatives of French NGOs in the Philippines

    During his visit to Manila last June 28, French Minister of State Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne met representatives of various French NGOs operating in the Philippines (Virlanie, ACTED and its partner NGO Gawad Kalinga, ACAY, Eau et Vie and MakeSense). This meeting was an occasion for these associations to present their respective projects in the Philippines, as well as to discuss the socio-economic situation of the country.

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  • Visit of French Minister of State Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne

    Mr. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, France’s Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, visited the Philippines last June 27 and 28 to co-chair, together with Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, the 8th France-Philippines Joint Economic Committee (JEC) meeting.

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  • Visit by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (27-28 June 2019)

    Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will visit the Philippines from June 27 to 28 in order to co-chair, together with Ramon Lopez, Minister of Trade of the Philippines, the 8th Joint Economic Committee. The work will focus on prospects for economic cooperation, notably in the areas of infrastructure, transport, renewable energy and agriculture, and will be enhanced by the attendance of a delegation of companies led by MEDEF International.

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  • 1st Philippines-France Joint Working Group Meeting on Tourism Cooperation

    Last April 10 to 13, the 1st Philippines-France Joint Working Group Meeting on Tourism Cooperation was held in Manila, pursuant to the bilateral agreement on tourism cooperation signed on February 2015 during the visit of then French President François Hollande.

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  • Meeting between French Ambassador Nicolas Galey and Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

    French Ambassador Nicolas Galey met with Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana last Monday, March 18 at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City as part of the exchanges between France and the Philippines following the signing of the bilateral defense cooperation agreement in May 2016.

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  • Statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (18 March 2019)

    Support for the International Criminal Court - In a context in which the International Criminal Court (ICC), its functioning and its future are increasingly being called into question, France, which has supported the creation of the ICC by the Rome Statute from the outset, reaffirms its full support for it.

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  • Members of the France-Southeast Asia Friendship Group of the French Senate visit the Philippines

    A delegation from the France-Southeast Asia Interparliamentary Friendship Group of the French Senate visited the Philippines from March 1 to 3, 2019, during which they held various meetings with Philippine officials to discuss issues such as French-Philippine bilateral relations, climate change, peace in Mindanao, the fight against terrorism, and sustainable tourism.

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  • Statement on the situation of Filipino journalist Maria Ressa (15.02.2019)

    Filipino journalist Maria Ressa was arrested on February 13 before being released on bail. We are closely following her situation and call for the legal proceedings against her to be conducted independently and in compliance with the principles of the rule of law, especially with respect to the rights of the defense. We reaffirm our commitment to the freedom of the press and freedom of expression throughout the world.

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