Marcos says he spoke with Indian PM Modi on the phone, vows to stronger ties

Job Manahan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 06 2022 12:45 PM | Updated as of Aug 06 2022 07:04 PM

Photo from President Marcos, Jr's Instagram page.
Photo from President Marcos, Jr's Instagram page.

MANILA (UPDATED)– President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday said he has spoken with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the phone, assuring a boost in bilateral ties.

"Nagagalak naman tayo na makausap sa telepono ang punong ministro na si Narendra Modi. Tiyak natin na mas iigting ang ating magandang relasyon sa bansang India," Marcos wrote on Instagram. 

In a tweet, Modi said he wished Marcos for success in his term as President. 

"I look forward to working closely with him to continue strengthening the India-Philippines ties," he said. 

ABS-CBN News is awaiting more details from the Office of the Press Secretary.

The phone call happened Friday, part of what Marcos described as a productive day with his fourth Cabinet meeting.

He also met with members of the Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura.

Malacañang on Friday said the fourth Cabinet meeting focused on agrarian reform and disaster resiliency. 


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