RP Hopes to Repair Relations with Australia
Malacanang expressed confidence yesterday that the Philippine and Australian governments will continue to collaborate in various fields despite their diplomatic dispute following Manilas decision to pull out its 51-man contingent in Iraq.
Presidential spokesman Ignacio Bunye said while the government will not take rebukes from top Australian officials on the pullout, it still believes that ties with Australia will remain strong as ever.
"On the whole, I think our good relationships with Australia will remain. Our countries will continue to cooperate with each other," he said in a radio interview, optimistic that the "misunderstanding" is only temporary and would never undermine the …
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Publication information: Article title: RP Hopes to Repair Relations with Australia. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: July 30, 2004. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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