By Darryl John Esguerra

Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. (Photo courtesy of OPAPRU)

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has tapped Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. to represent the Philippines at the Ukraine Peace Summit in Switzerland.

The Presidential Communications Office (PCO) made the announcement on Tuesday, ahead of the June 15-16 Swiss-organized global peace summit on the war in Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Manila last week to secure the Philippines’ commitment to participate in the summit.

Zelenksyy met with Marcos in Malacañang to discuss the two countries’ bilateral relations.

The Ukrainian leader thanked Manila for its support and recognition of Kyiv’s sovereignty amid the ongoing Russian invasion.

Marcos, meanwhile, expressed willingness to send Filipino mental health workers to assist during the crisis as part of the country’s humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. (PNA)