Austria opens new consular office in Davao City to serve Mindanao

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The Austrian government has opened a new honorary consular office in Davao City.

Austria’s Ambassador to the Philippines, Josef Müllner, said: “We consider Davao as the Philippines’ third most important city; we already have representatives in Manila and Cebu years back, now is the time for Davao.”

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The move also strengthen ties with incoming President Rodrigo Duterte by having a representative in his home city.

Honorary Austrian Consulate Davao City, Austria
Austria Opens New Consular Office in Davao City – www.philippineslifestyle.com (photo courtesy of SunStar.com)

Müllner is also said to have sent a letter of request for an appointment to the Chief-of-Staff of the incoming president.

“We are hoping that he could see us tonight or tomorrow for the meeting so we could discuss the details of our plans,” said Müllner.

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Davao-based Austrian Dr Peter Faistauer will serve as honorary consul.

The newly-opened honorary office is on the second floor of ‘The Shoppes’ commercial building on Diversion Road.

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