Establishment of diplomatic relations In 1969, diplomatic relations were established between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of the Philippines. The kingdom inaugurated its embassy in the Philippines in 1972. In 1973, the Republic of the Philippines sent its first resident ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. « With the standard employment contract for domestic workers concluded last year between the Philippines and Saudi Arabia and now the conclusion of the draft agreement on the recruitment of domestic workers, we expect not only the improvement of the protection of the rights and promotion of the well-being of our domestic workers in Saudi Arabia, but also the strengthening of bilateral relations between the Philippines and the Kingdom, » Ambassador Tago commented on the TWG meeting that has just been concluded. The deal was the first for Saudi Arabia with a country that provides labor.