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Here’s Malacañang’s Reaction On South Korea’s Move To Ease The Visa Application Process

MALACAÑANG – The palace’ positive reaction on South Korea’s move to ease up on Visa application requirements for Filipinos.

Photo taken from PhilNews

Previously, it was reported that South Korea has made the process for Visa Application easier for Filipinos looking to fly to the Land of the Morning Calm.

On Monday, the Malacañang praised the recent decision of South Korea to reduce the difficulty of processing the application for Visa.

The two countries celebrated their 70th year of formal diplomatic relation.

South Korea’s Ambassador Han Dong-Man announced earlier that the embassy has minimized the requirements for Visa applications. This is applicable to businessmen, media practitioners and government employees.

Palace Spokesperson Salvador Panelo expressed the appreciation on behalf of the country in a statement:

“The Palace appreciates the kind words of ROK [Republic of Korea] Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-Man when he announced that his country will start moderating visa requirements, as well as relaxing their application processes, among others, in favor of Filipinos.”

He also praised the strong bond between PH and South Korea as he mentioned both countries alliance during the Korean War way back in 1950s – where the two countries fought together.

He also talked about Philippines being the first from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to formally establish diplomatic ties with the Republic of Korea.

The Republic of Korea is also currently the seventh biggest trading partner of the Philippines and fifth in the biggest Official Development Assistance (ODA) partners. As well as one of the leading defense and security partners and a huge source of tourists.

This is based on an article from Philippine News Agency.

Panelo shares his greeting and best wishes for the two countries in his statement:

“Happy anniversary and may our two countries further progress as we maintain a strong partnership beneficial to our citizens.”

That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.

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