The Philippines is interested in cooperating with Russia in the areas of infrastructure and energy, Philippine Ambassador in Moscow Carlos D. Sorreta said on WednesdayMOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 24th July, 2019) The Philippines is interested in cooperating with Russia in the areas of infrastructure and energy, Philippine Ambassador in Moscow Carlos D. Sorreta said on Wednesday.
"There are many areas where we would like to cooperate with Russia. One is infrastructure. We are now investing in building the nation's infrastructure. And we are in need of the expertise that Russia possesses. Particularly transport infrastructure," Sorreta said.
"We are now in discussions with [Russian agriculture watchdog] Rosselkhoznadzor for the Philippines to import fish from the fishing fleets that sail from Primorsky [region in Russia's Far East]. We are both countries that produce a lot of fish. But our fish is tropical and the fish that come out of Primorsky area is not available in my country," he said.
The ambassador went on to note that in 2018 a Philippine naval vessel had visited the Russian port of Vladivostok for the first time, calling this a symbolic moment in the two countries' relationship. He added that another Philippine vessel was coming soon.