A delegation from the Philippines led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led by Hon. Robert Eric A. Borje, Special Envoy to Tunisia, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Bahrain and DFA Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola visited Bahrain for a special Assistance-to-Nationals mission for Filipinos in Bahrain.

One of the highlights during the visit was the audience with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain at the Safriya Palace. During the call, Special Envoy Borje conveyed to the HM greeting from President Duterte, particularly with respect to congratulation Bahrain for recently celebrating its 48th National Day as well as the 20th Anniversary of HM the King’s accession to the throne.

He also conveyed President Duterte’s invitation for HM the king to visit the Philippines in order that the Philippines may reciprocate the generosity shown by the king to the Philippine delegation during the President Duterte’s visit to Bahrain in 2017. Special Envoy Borje also praised Bahrain’s leadership position in introducing visionary reforms for the advancement of the rights and protection of migrant workers. He lauded HM the King for his wise leadership that allows Bahrain to be a beacon of hope in the region.