Manila: President of India Ramnath Kovind has gone to the Philippines on a five-day tour on Friday. Where President Rodrigo Duterte was also present to welcome him. Here he will discuss political, economic, cultural and other issues with the President of the Philippines. On Sunday, he unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the capital Manila.
After unveiling the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, President Kovind said, 'India is committed to strengthening its relations with the diaspora. We have made a concession in the rules for getting the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card for you. The embassy will start printing passports here to reduce the time it takes to issue new passports.'
During this time President Kovind will meet the beneficiaries of the President Philippine Foundation. This Manila position is an NGO that undertakes the distribution of prostheses made by India. President Kovind has traveled to the Philippines when it is the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. After this, he will go to Japan. Where he will attend the coronation ceremony of Emperor Naruhito. He will also visit a Buddhist temple in Japan.