By Raymund Antonio
The new ambassador of Australia to the Philippines paid a courtesy visit to Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo at her Quezon City office.
Robredo, a former housing chief, met on Monday with Australian Ambassador Steven James Robinson, along with his colleagues from the Australian Embassy in Manila.
Robinson was accompanied by Ashley Carr, Counselor Clare Duffield, and First Secretary Joshua House during his meeting with Robredo.
His visit was not open for media coverage, but Robredo shared photos of them in her official Facebook account.
The Vice President said she was looking forward to work with Robinson on their “shared advocacies, and in promoting the welfare of our fellow Filipinos” in Australia.
Robredo, who is a lawyer, was grateful to meet Robinson to discuss the Philippines-Australia relations.
“An honor to meet the new Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines, Steven James Robinson,“ she wrote.
Australia is one of the top 10 destinations of overseas Filipino workers.
On the same day, members of the Kilusan para sa Ugnayan ng Samahang Magniniyog also came to visit Robredo in her the office, where they discussed the status of the Coco Levy Trust Fund and how her office can assist their sector.
“We believe that our farmers deserve much of government’s support, and we are committed to helping them improve their lives,” she said.