MAKATI CITY — French Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency Michele Boccoz, Counsellor for Political Affairs Thomas Rollet and their Team received a visit from MENRE Bangsamoro Director General Atty. Badr E. Salendab and Forest Management Services Director Abdul-Jalil S. Umngan at her official residence on 28 July 2022. The visit was to reciprocate the gesture of Ambassador Boccoz and Team during their visit to the MENRE Office in Cotabato City last 1 June 2022 and to further discuss the points raised during the latter’s visit.

The conversation was centered on climate change and sustainable development with three components presented for possible collaboration: 1) technology transfer on minimizing carbon footprint; 2) technical assistance on environmental policy formulation; and 3) technology-based monitoring and evaluation.

In the afternoon, BDG Atty. Salendab and Dir. Umngan met with Deputy Head of Mission of the Australian Embassy, Richard Sisson, and Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union, Ana Isabel Sanchez Ruiz, separately.

BDG Atty. Salendab expressed gratitude to the Diplomats for their consistent support to the Bangsamoro from peace process to the implementation of the peace agreement particularly on sustainable environmental development. In response, both the Diplomats extended their contact details for exploratory meeting in the future.