List of diplomatic visits to the Philippines

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This is a list of heads of state and heads of government who have visited the Philippines. The list is still incomplete.

List of official dignitary visits[edit]

Country Name Title Date Notes Link
 Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono President May 22–23, 2014 State visit and attended the World Economic Forum. [1]
 Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung Prime Minister May 21–23, 2014 Working visit and attended the World Economic Forum. [2]
 United States Barack Obama President April 28–29, 2014 State visit [3]
 Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam President April 2–5, 2014 State visit [4]
 Germany Maria Böhmer Minister of State March 26–28, 2014 Attended the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro. [5]
 Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden King January 24–26, 2014 Visited the projects of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines in Tacloban, a city devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. [6]
 United States John Kerry Secretary of State December 17–18, 2013 Visited areas in Leyte affected by Typhoon Haiyan. [7]
 Myanmar Thein Sein President December 4–6, 2013 State visit [8][9]
 Japan Shinzo Abe Prime Minister July 26–27, 2013 State visit [10][11]
 East Timor Xanana Gusmão Prime Minister June 5–9, 2013 Official visit [12]
 Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah Sultan April 15–16, 2013 State visit [13]
 Germany Guido Westerwelle Minister for Foreign Affairs February 7–8, 2013 [14]
 Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Emir April 9, 2012 State visit [15]
 Canada Stephen Harper Prime Minister November 9–12, 2012 Official visit [16]
 France Jean-Marc Ayrault Prime Minister October 19–21, 2012 State visit [17]
 Malaysia Najib Razak Prime Minister October 14–15, 2012 Official visit [18][19]
 Spain Queen Sofía of Spain Queen Consort July 2–6, 2012 State visit [20]
 Australia Quentin Bryce Governor-General April 12–13, 2012 State visit [21]
 Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra Prime Minister January 19, 2012 [22]
 South Korea Lee Myung-bak President November 20–22, 2011 State visit [12][23]
 United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State November 15, 2011 Working visit [24]
 Vietnam Trương Tấn Sang President October 26–28, 2011 State visit [25]
 United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State November 12–13, 2009 [26]
 United States Robert Gates Secretary of Defense June 1, 2009 [27]
 India Abdul Kalam President October 3–6, 2006 [28]
 Poland Marek Belka Prime Minister July 6–8, 2005 [29]
 Gambia Yahya Jammeh President June 20–25, 2005 [30]
 China Hu Jintao President April 27–28, 2005 [31]
 Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev President November 10–14, 2003 [32]
 United States George W. Bush President October 18–19, 2003 [33][34]
 Mongolia Natsagiin Bagabandi President September 1–4, 2000 [35]
 Turkey Süleyman Demirel President February 1999 Official visit [36]
 South Africa Nelson Mandela President March 1–3, 1997 State visit [37]
 United States Bill Clinton President November 24–25, 1996 Attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit Meeting in Manila and Subic Bay. [34]
  Vatican City John Paul II Pope January 1995 Visit for the 1995 World Youth Day [38]
 United States Bill Clinton President November 12–13, 1994 State visit [34]
 China Li Peng Premier January 1990 [39]
  Vatican City John Paul II Pope February 1981 Visit for the beatification of San Lorenzo Ruiz. [38]
 United States Gerald Ford President December 6–7, 1975 Official visit [34]
  Vatican City Pope Paul VI Pope 1970 [38]
 United States Richard Nixon President July 26–27, 1969 State visit [34]
 United States Lyndon B. Johnson President October 24–26, 1966 Attended a summit conference and visited Los Baños and Corregidor Island. [34]
 United States Dwight D. Eisenhower President June 14–16, 1960 State visit [34]

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