French National Day 2016 [fr]
On July 14, over 300 guests from the Philippine government, diplomatic corps, and the private sector, as well as institutional partners, celebrated the French National Day during a reception hosted by French Ambassador Thierry Mathou and his wife, Cécile.
During his speech, Ambassador Mathou underscored the growing relations between France and the Philippines, especially in the recent years. He also acknowledged the presence of France in the Philippines, particularlty in the fields of trade and industry, development and culture. With the new administration, and in view of the 70th year anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and the Philippines in 2017, the French Ambassador expressed his hope that bilateral relations between our two countries would continue to develop in the coming years.