Toulouse, France, 1-2 October 2015. Philippine Ambassador to France, H.E. Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro, conducted her first mission to Toulouse, France to promote the Philippines.

Ambassador Lazaro was accompanied by Third Secretary and Vice Consul Rapunzel Acop and newly-appointed Honorary Consul in Toulouse, Mr. Jeffrey Cabuay.

During her visit, Ambassador Lazaro was able to visit the Airbus headquarters, the digital economy hub of Toulouse La Melée, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Toulouse and ISAE-SUPAERO – the first aeronautics engineering school in the world.

The Ambassador was also able to have a town hall meeting with the Filipino community in Toulouse organized by the association Amitié Franco-Philippine en Midi-Pyrénées.

The visit allowed the Philippine Embassy to establish relations with Toulousian officials and invite them to explore business opportunities in the country.

Toulouse, more commonly known as the “Red City” and the home of French rugby, is also a major hub in aeronautics, agri-food and cosmetics. It is home to Airbus, ATR and Dassault Aviation, among others.