Philippines and Mauritania: 5 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Today, September 30, we celebrate five years of the establishment of formal diplomatic
relations between the Philippines and Mauritania.

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Philippines and Mauritania: 5 Years of Diplomatic Relations | Image Credit | DFA

The Philippines and Mauritania established diplomatic relations on September 30, 2013.

Mauritania is a country in Northwest Africa. It is the eleventh largest country in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast,  and Senegal to the southwest.

Mauritania is a former French colony. Almost all inhabitants are Muslims and speak Arabic. French is widely used in the media and among educated classes.

The Philippines is 8 hours ahead of Mauritania. 1 AM Monday in the Philippines is 5 PM
Sunday in Mauritania.

The Flight distance from the Philippines to Mauritania is 8727 Miles (14044.7 Kilometers or
7578.5 Nautical Miles).

The Approximate flight duration time for a non-stop flight from Manila, the Philippines
to Nouakchott, Mauritania is 18 hours and 7 minutes. These are the approximate flight
duration times. The actual flight times may differ depending on the type and speed
of the aircraft.

Mauritania is one of the countries which were not certified by the Department of Foreign
Affairs (DFA) as compliant with Republic Act 10022 or the Amended Migrant Workers Act.
OFW’s can not be deployed in this country.

The Philippine Embassy in Libya has concurrent jurisdiction over Mauritania. The
Philippine embassy address is located at KM 7 Gargaresh Road, Abu Nawas, P.O. Box 12508, Tripoli, LIBYA (G.S.P.L.A.J.), Tel No. (+21821) 483-3966 / 484-1582,
Fax No. (+21821) 483-6158, the Email address is

Mauritanian Honorary Consulate in Manila, Philippines is located at E 2102-B/C,
21st Floor, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center,
Pasig City, Manila, Philippines. The telephone number is (+63) 2 631-1032,
(+63) 917-523 2030.

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