In documents:

Canadian Prime Minister to visit PHL

A November 9, 2012, press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit the Philippines from November 9 to 11. The visit of Prime Minister Harper will mark the highest-level visit of a Canadian official in the last 15 years since Prime Minister Jean Chretien, brought a business delegation to the Philippines in 1997. Prime Minister Harper will meet with President Benigno S. Aquino III and the members of the Cabinet.Continue reading →

Statement of President Aquino during his press conference with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, November 10, 2012

The visit of Prime Minister Harper to the Philippines—the highest-level visit from Canada in fifteen years—is a fitting testament to the closer relations we enjoy with their country. And we are certain that this is only the beginning of the deepened engagement our two countries will enjoy. Continue reading →

The President’s toast at the dinner in honor of Prime Minister Harper of Canada, November 10, 2012

Indeed, we have made a promising start, and I am confident that this visit will herald a new era of even greater cooperation between our nations. With this, allow me to propose a toast: Continue reading →

In photographs:

Welcome ceremony

President Benigno S. Aquino III and The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, during a welcoming ceremony at Malacañan Palace in honor of the prime minister, who was on an official visit to the Philippines from November 9 to 11, 2012.
The Prime Minister’s visit marks the first of a high-level Canadian official in the last 15 years, since Prime Minister Jean Chretien brought a business delegation to the Philippines in 1997. (Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Signing of Palace Guestbook

Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada signs the Malacañan Palace Guest Book. Prime Minister Harper was on an official visit to the Philippines from November 9 to 11, 2012. (Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Tete-a-tete

President Benigno S. Aquino III with The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, at the Music Room of Malacañan Palace. Prime Minister Harper was on an official visit to the Philippines from November 9 to 11, 2012. (Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Bilateral meeting

An Expanded Bilateral Meeting between the cabinet of President Benigno S. Aquino III and the delegation of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, held at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room, Malacañan Palace. (Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Signing of memorandum of understanding

President Benigno S. Aquino III and The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, witnessing as Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Canadian Minister for International Trade Ed Fast signs a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Philippine Department of National Defense and the Canadian Commercial Cooperation on government-to-government transactions in defense and military-related procurements. The agreement was signed at the Reception Hall, Malacañan Palace. (Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Joint press statement

President Benigno S. Aquino III and the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper a joint press conference held at the Reception Hall, Malacañan Palace. (Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau)

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