Marcos appoints Philippine UN envoy as new foreign minister 

Fri, 2022-07-01 22:16

MANILA: Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. appointed Manila’s UN Ambassador Enrique Manalo as the country’s new foreign affairs secretary, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.  

Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator, won a landslide victory in May’s presidential election and was sworn into office on Thursday.

He has vowed to open a new chapter in the country’s history and said his administration would have an independent foreign policy. 

Philippines' Ambassador to the UN Enrique Manalo speaks during an emergency special session of the UN General Assembly on March 1. (Reuters/File Photo)
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