The Philippines and France
The Republic of the Philippines and the French Republic celebrate 76 years of formal diplomatic relations. The two countries established diplomatic relations on June 26, 1947.
The first public Bust in France of Jose Rizal was unveiled on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Philippine-France in Place Jose Rizal in Paris 2022, commemorating his immersion in French culture and language. Rizal trained under the renowned opthalmologist Dr. Louis de Wecker, inventor of the iris scissors, in his clinic on Rue Cherche-Midi.
There are 26,049 Filipinos in France.
The distance between the two countries is 10,733 kilometers.
The Philippines and France’s total trade is US$ 1.8 billion (2022). France’s total export to the Philippines is US$ 1.07 billion (2022). The total approved investment to the Philippines is US$ 0.01 million (2022).
4 Philippine Presidents who visited France
- Corazon Aquino (1989)
- Fidel Ramos (1994)
- Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2003)
- Benigno Aquino III (2014,2015)
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