PRINCE Albert II of Monaco will visit the Philippines on April 6 – 7 upon the invitation of President Benigno Aquino III.
In a statement, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said the President and the Prince would have bilateral talks during the visit.
“The two leaders and their respective delegations are expected to discuss bilateral issues of common interest such as economic cooperation, humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and environmental protection, among others,” Coloma said.
The President will also host a luncheon in honor of the visiting monarch, according to Coloma.
Prince Albert would attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Rizal Park along Roxas Boulevard in Manila.
The Prince is set to visit the world-renowned Palawan, an island-province in the Philippine region of Mimaropa, and the Tubbataha Reef National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The monarch is a “well-known advocate of strengthening marine environmental protection,” Coloma said. CATHERINE VALENTE