By Prince Golez
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has postponed his planned visit to the Philippines to a later date, Malacañang announced Wednesday.
Suga was initially scheduled to travel to Manila in late April.
Malacañang in a statement said it understands the decision of the Japanese leader not to push through with his trip to the Philippines.
“Defeating the Covid-19 pandemic is high on both the Philippines and Japan’s agenda and remains a key point of cooperation. The decision to postpone a planned Official Visit based on this ground, therefore, deserves support,” according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.
Roque assured that the strategic partnership and broad cooperation between the two countries will continue to strengthen even as they jointly and individually work to address the health crisis.