Sec. Balisacan meets with members of Japan ODA Research Mission. Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan and NEDA Deputy-Director General Rolando G. Tungpalan met with Ambassador Toshinao Urabe, Foreign Affairs Minister Takuya Akiyama, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Philippines Chief Representative Noriaki Niwa and Senior Representative Eigo Azukizawa last August 19 at the Diamond Hotel, Manila. Sec. Balisacan and the Japanese officials discussed the economic and development partnership between the two countries and lauded the unwavering support for each other’s development efforts while also pledging to support future endeavors of both countries.

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