Monday, April 27, 2015

Pres. Aquino leaves for Malaysiato attend 26th ASEAN Summit

President Benigno Aquino III on Sunday (April 26) left for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to attend 26th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit slated from April 26 – 28.

In his departure speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2, the President said among the agenda during the summit is developing trade, improving relations among citizens of the ASEAN region, responding to the impact of climate change and promoting security in the region.

The Chief Executive emphasized that there must be “ASEAN centrality” in the region.

On April 28, the President will be in Lankawi, Malaysia to join the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines - East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).

“Pagtutuunan natin dito ng pansin ang kahalagahan ng transport connectivity para sa maunlad na kalakalan, pamumuhunan at turismo. Ilalatag din natin dito ang mga inisyatiba tungo sa seguridad ng pagkain at pagsusulong ng iba pang mga hakbang tungo sa kaunlaran sa rehiyon,” said the President. (PCOO News Release)

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