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Philippines and Italy sign Air Services Agreement

An Air Services Agreement (ASA) has been signed between the Philippines and Italy that would facilitate and promote the growth of regional and international prospects for both countries.

Signing their names on the agreement were the Philippine Ambassador to Rome, Domingo Nolasco, and Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) Undersecretary of State, Benedetto Della Vedova, in an event that was held in Rome.

This agreement marks the second time in two years that the two nations have collaborated for an ASA.

The first was back in December 2015 when then President Benigno Aquino III endorsed the signing of an ASA in a bid to launch direct flights between Manila and Rome, which would benefit Filipinos and investors originating from Rome.

The development comes at a time when Nolasco spearheaded the celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by endorsing Philippine tourism in an event that coincided with the commemoration of the European Union-ASEAN 40th anniversary.

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