Acceptance Message: Award of Distinction by the European Union

June 7, 2019

Acceptance Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Award of Distinction by the European Union
7 June 2019 | Makati City


Distinguished guests,

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am deeply grateful and honored to be given the Award of Distinction by the European Union.

I share this recognition with my colleagues in the Senate of the 17th Congress who supported me as Chair of the Committee on Foreign Relations and unanimously voted for the ratification of the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation Between the Philippines and the European Union (PH-EU PCA).

We look forward to nurturing the robust bilateral relations between the Philippines and the EU as we both implement the PCA.

We are living in very challenging times. The world faces both man-made and natural disasters in the form of terrorism and the climate crisis, among many others. But our partnership gives us optimism that we can promote not only dialogue but also the very solutions to these challenges that affect both developed and developing nations.

Excellencies, we have much work to do for our respective nations and for our beloved planet. But nothing is too great when we work together.

Again, my deepest gratitude to Ambassador Franz Jessen and to all ambassadors of the EU for this esteemed recognition.