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Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Robert E. A. Borje meets with Human Rights Commission Chairman Dr. Awwad Bin Saleh Al Awwad to discuss scaled up cooperation in upholding migrant workers rights and combatting human trafficking, improving coordination and assistance mechanisms, and mutual support in bilateral and multilateral fora during a meeting in Riyadh, KSA on June 22, 2021. PAFA Borje is accompanied by Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Arriola, Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto, and Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Enrico Fos while Dr. Al Awwad is joined by HRC Vice Chairman Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Khayyal and HRC Vice Chair for International Cooperation and Vice Chair of Saudi Arabia’s National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking Ms. Sarah Al-Tamimi. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Robert E. A. Borje meets with Human Rights Commission Chairman Dr. Awwad Bin Saleh Al Awwad to discuss scaled up cooperation in upholding migrant workers rights and combatting human trafficking, improving coordination and assistance mechanisms, and mutual support in bilateral and multilateral fora during a meeting in Riyadh, KSA on June 22, 2021. PAFA Borje is accompanied by Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Arriola, Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto, and Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Enrico Fos while Dr. Al Awwad is joined by HRC Vice Chairman Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Khayyal and HRC Vice Chair for International Cooperation and Vice Chair of Saudi Arabia’s National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking Ms. Sarah Al-Tamimi. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
HONOURING A TRUE FRIEND. By order and authority of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy of the President Robert E.A. Borje confers the Order of Sikatuna on former Bahrain Labour Market Regulatory Authority Chief Executive Officer Ausamah Al-Absi for his tremendous contributions to strengthening Philippines- Bahrain bilateral relations, promoting the welfare of OFWs and advancing the rights of migrant workers in Bahrain and across the globe and the arrest, detention, prosecution and conviction of traffickers who victimized Filipino nationals. The Order of Sikatuna is the highest order of diplomatic merit conferred upon foreign nationals for exceptional and meritorious service to the Filipino nation. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the people after holding a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center in Matina, Davao City on June 21, 2021. SIMEON CELI/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members prior to his talk to the people at the Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center in Matina, Davao City on June 21, 2021. JOEY DALUMPINES/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte skims through a document while presiding over a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center in Matina, Davao City on June 21, 2021. SIMEON CELI/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy to Saudi Arabia Robert E. A. Borje meets with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General Dr. Nayef Falah M. Al-Hajraf to discuss strengthening cooperation between the Republic of the Philippines and GCC and its member countries and the realization of President Duterte's promise of Kalinga at Malasakit for Overseas Filipino Workers across the globe. Accompanying PAFA Borje, during a courtesy call on the GCC Secretary General at the GCC Secretariat Office in Riyadh, KSA on June 21, 2021, were Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Arriola, Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto, and Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Enrico Fos. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy Robert E.A. Borje personally hands over the letter of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on June 20, 2021. The letter was received on behalf of Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan by Saudi Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Waleed bin Abdul Karim Al-Khuraiji. The Special Envoy discussed the contents of the President’s letter, aimed at further enhancing special Philippines-Saudi Arabia ties. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
Members of the Filipino community in Saudi Arabia gathered as the Philippine delegation sent by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte provided an avenue to discuss well-being and related concerns of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) as a key priority of the Duterte Administration. The Philippine delegation headed by Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy Robert Borje, together with Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Arriola and Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto, delivered the personal message of the President and discussed the issues relating to the concerns of OFWs in a back-to-back virtual town hall meeting and media availability session held at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on June 20, 2021. Issues discussed include the creation of the promised Department of OFWs, Saudi Arabia’s labor reform initiative, and flights and quarantine protocols for OFWs traveling to and from Manila and Riyadh, among others. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS