LIECHTENSTEIN (Apr. 23) — Former Deputy Consul General of the Philippine Consulate General in New York Maria Teresa Lazaro, presented her Letter of Credentials as the new Philippine Ambassador to the Principality of Liechtenstein to His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, at ceremonies held at the Vaduz Castle in the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Ambassador Lazaro is the fourth Ambassador to present credentials since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1995.
During the discussions with Prince Alois, he expressed the interest of Liechtenstein’s industrial companies on the business process outsourcing (BPO) in the Philippines. The Principality has also been assisting the Philippines in providing legal assistance in the recovery of the ill-gotten Marcos assets which are still in the country’s banks and foundations.
Liechtenstein is a land-locked country which borders Switzerland and Austria. The Principality has a total of 76 kilometers of borders, 41.1 kilometers of which are with Switzerland and 34.9 kilometers of which are of with Austria.
Liechtenstein is a constitutional hereditary monarchy. The Reigning Prince is Prince Hans-Adam II. He is the Head of State and represents the country. He appointed his son, Prince Alois, as his representative and entrusted him with the exercise of full sovereign rights vested in the Reigning Prince by the Constitution