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Locsin asks UK to reconsider travel ban on Philippines

Pia Lee-Brago - The Philippine Star
Locsin asks UK to reconsider travel ban on Philippines
Airline ground staff (L) wearing protective gear work at the counter at the airport in Manila on August 4, 2020.
AFP / Ted Aljibe

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. called for the United Kingdom’s “overdue” review and reconsideration of its travel ban on the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

In a phone call meeting over the weekend, Locsin discussed with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab the prospects for enhanced cooperation between the Philippines and the UK.

The DFA said Locsin also took the opportunity to propose expanded cooperation on law enforcement capacity building and further discussion on the development of a digital yellow card for seafarers by members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Locsin and his counterpart exchanged views on regional developments including the UK’s Indo-Pacific tilt and its future relationship with ASEAN. He is scheduled to visit the UK this month upon the invitation of the British government.

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