Filipino Secretary of Social Welfare and Development to QNA: Visit of HH the Amir Significant, Looking Forward to Learning from Qatar’s Social Development Experience

HE Secretary of Social Welfare and Development of the Republic of the Philippines Rex Gatchalian highlighted that the visit of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to Manila indicates both countries’ eagerness to strengthen and enhance their bilateral relations to the highest levels.

His Excellency told Qatar News Agency that the visit of HH the Amir to Manila will open the door for cooperation on social welfare and development, enabling the Philippines to benefit from the successful Qatari experience with regards to development and social protection and welfare.

His Excellency added that his country looks forward to cooperation with the State of Qatar on supporting the Philippines’ disaster response, human capital development, and social security, adding that the Philippines and Qatar could learn from one another’s experiences in this sector.

HE the Filipino Secretary of Social Welfare and Development noted that the standing cooperation between the State of Qatar and the Philippines in many fields,
adding that the State of Qatar on multiple occasions has expressed its eagerness to support development projects, social welfare services, and disaster response in the Philippines, adding that these endeavors will definitely deepen bilateral relations.

His Excellency said that his country needs support with regards to capacity building in technical knowledge and resource management in order to enhance his country’s programs relating to sectors of importance which provide security to the poor, the marginalized, and the weak, adding that these fields are important to enhance bilateral relations regarding social affairs.

At the conclusion of his statements to QNA, HE the Filipino Secretary of Social Welfare and Development appreciated the State of Qatar’s support for social development plans and its care for the most vulnerable social segments in various countries.

Source: Qatar News Agency