Press Briefing by DFA Usec. Laura del Rosario, 29 August 2012
Press Briefing Room, New Executive Bldg., Malacanang, | News Release below | Audio | www.pcoo.gov.ph | President Aquino to leave next week for Vladivostok in Russia to attend the 20th APEC Leaders' Summit President Benigno S. Aquino III will travel to Vladivostok, Russia, next week to join the 20 other world leaders attending the 20th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Summit on September 8 to 9. This year's APEC summit, which has for its theme "Integrate to Grow, Innovate to Prosper," is hosted by the Russian Federation. President Aquino will be joined by Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo and Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima. During the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM), the leaders will discuss four priorities namely: trade and investment liberalization and regional economic integration, strengthening food security, establishing reliable supply chains, and cooperation to foster innovative growth. Undersecretary for International Economic Relations Laura del Rosario of the Department of Foreign Affairs said the President will also participate in the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Dialogue with the Leaders, a key feature of the AELM. The APEC Business Advisory Council Dialogue gives ABAC members the opportunity to meet with the APEC leaders to discuss the entire year's ABAC work program and to raise issues of pressing concern to the business community. ABAC Philippines will be represented <b>...</b>
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