September 8, 2011, RIYADH: Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Ezzedin H. Tago, was received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia HRH Prince Saud Al-Faisal at his office in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jeddah on 7 September 2011.
Ambassador Tago presented a copy of his credentials to HRH Prince Saud Al-Faisal. During the call, Ambassador Tago reiterated the Philippine Government’s desire to enhance bilateral relations and elevate them to higher levels, particularly in areas that mutually benefit both countries and peoples.
Prince Saud Al-Faisal welcomed Ambassador Tago to the Kingdom, and expressed the Ministry’s full support to further develop relations between the two countries.
The presentation of his credentials is a diplomatic process in which an ambassador is certified as one country’s official representative to another. Diplomatic accreditation occurs when a new ambassador presents “letters of credence“, or credentials, to the host country’s head of state. Letters of credence, which are signed by the ambassador’s own head of state, confirm that the ambassador is authorized to represent his/her country, and ask that the host country respect this fact.
The diplomatic accreditation of the then Charge D’ Affaires Consul General Ezzedin Tago, as the new Philippine Chief of
Mission in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is now officially confirmed. Ambassador Tago’s diplomatic expertise in Foreign Service and as a career diplomat could promote friendly relations between the two nations as well as promoting our very own government foreign policies.
Ambassador Tago is the youngest Ambassador appointed by the Philippine government to head a foreign mission. – BongA