Bilateral Relations between Ukraine and the Philippines
02 April 2020 06:30

1. Recognition of Ukraine: January 22, 1992

2. Establishment of diplomatic relations: April 07, 1992

3. Political relations

Despite the lack of stable political dialogue between Ukraine and the Republic of the Philippines, the two countries actively interact within the framework of international organizations, in particular the UN.

Key bilateral contacts:

September 1995 – the meeting of the President of Ukraine with the President of the Republic of the Philippines on the sidelines of the 50th session of the UN General Assembly.

April 1997 – negotiations between the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Secretary (Minister) of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines within the framework of the Conference of Member States of the Non-Aligned Movement.

September 1997 – the meeting between the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine with the Secretary (Minister) of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines during the 52nd session of the UN General Assembly.

12-14.09.2002 – the official visit to Ukraine by the Chairman of the Senate of the Congress of the Republic of the Philippines.

11-14.07.2003 – the official visit to the Republic of the Philippines by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

23-25.06.2005 – the official visit to Ukraine by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Congress of the Republic of the Philippines.

09.06.2022 - the meeting of the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (CDTO) with the Secretary (Minister) of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines.

10.06.2022 - the meeting of the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (CDTO) with the Secretary (Minister) of National Defence of the Republic of the Philippines on the sidelines of the Asian Security Summit "Dialogue Shangri-La" (Singapore).

10.11.2022 - the meeting of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine with the Secretary (Minister) of Foreign Affairs of the ‎Republic of the Philippines (Kingdom of Cambodia)‎.

13.02.2023 - the telephone conversation between the Presidents of Ukraine and the Republic of the Philippines.

4.  Trade and Investment Cooperation 

The beginning of the military aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine on February 24, 2022 caused a significant decrease in bilateral trade between Ukraine and the Republic of the Philippines.

According to the State Customs Service of Ukraine, during 2022 the total turnover between Ukraine and the Philippines decreased by 91.68% compared to 2021 and amounted to 15.14 million USD (2021 – 182.01 million USD), while the export of Ukrainian goods to the Philippines decreased by 95.61% to 5.15 million USD (2021 - 117.29 million USD), imports decreased by 84.56% and amounted to 9.99 million USD (2021 - USD 64.72 million USD). The negative balance of foreign trade operations for Ukraine amounted to 4.84 million USD (positive in 2021 - 52.57 million USD).

In 2022, the main groups of goods of exports to the Philippines were: other goods - 1.3 million USD (25.25% of all exports); sunflower oil –1.21 million USD (23.5%); wood and wood products - 0.734 million USD (14.43%); grain crops - 0.485 million USD (9.42%); milk and dairy products, poultry eggs; natural honey - 0.360 million USD (7%).

The structure of imports from the Philippines was dominated by: electric machines - 6.6 million USD (66.07%); nuclear reactors, boilers, machines - 2.26 million USD (22.62%); vegetable processing products –0.339 million USD (3.39%); optical, photographic devices and apparatus –0.174 million USD (1.74%); clothing and accessories for clothing, knitted - 0.093 million USD (0.93%).

5. Legal framework

7 bilateral agreements have been concluded between Ukraine and the Republic of the Philippines.

6. Ukrainian community

As of 2023, around 200 Ukrainians are residing in the Republic of the Philippines.

7. Diplomatic representation

Embassy of Ukraine in Malaysia


H.E. Leah M. Basinang-Ruiz, Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to Ukraine (since May 2019).

Honorary Consulates:

  • Dr. Beatrice Jane L. Ang, Honorary Consul of Ukraine in the Republic of the Philippines 

Contacts: phone: +632 8726 0355, E-mail: [email protected], Address: Suite 607, CLMC Building, 259 EDSA Greenhills, Mandaluyong City, 1554, Metro Manila

  • Mr. Valeriy Kovalenko, Consul General, a.h., Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Kyiv, Ukraine
    Contacts: phone: +38 067 508 8464, + 38 067 932 25 88, Email: [email protected], Address: 19 A Michurina Street, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01014


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