Mar bagong special envoy sa China-ASEAN Expo

ITINALAGA ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino si DILG Secretary Mar Roxas na maging special envoy sa 9th China-ASEAN Expo na magsisimula bukas, Setyembre 21 hanggang 25 sa Nanning, China.

Ito ay base sa rekomendasyon ni Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario kay Pangulong Aquino.

“Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III to designate Secretary Mar Roxas as his Special Envoy to the 9th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO), which will be held from September 21 to 25 in Nanning, China.

CAEXPO, co-sponsored by China and ASEAN, is an international event held annually since 2004 with the objective of promoting the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA). The CAEXPO is an excellent platform for cooperation in the fields of infrastructure investment, trade, and tourism, among others.

The Chinese Government had earlier requested the Philippines to send a high-level delegation to the CAEXPO. China’s Vice President Xi Jinping is attending the CAEXPO.

The President of Myanmar, Prime Ministers of Laos and Vietnam, and the Deputy Prime Ministers of Malaysia and Thailand are expected to attend the CAEXPO.

Secretary del Rosario’s recommendation is based on the Philippines being the Country of Honor in the next year’s CAEXPO. Secretary Edwin Lacierda was likewise recommended by DFA to join the other members of the Philippine delegation to the CAEXPO.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is making arrangements for Secretary Roxas and the Philippine delegation to meet with high-level Chinese officials.”

Malaki umano naman ang posibilidad na makausap ni Sec. Roxas si China Vice President Xi Jinping sa nasabing okasyon.

Layunin ng pulong na maiparating ni Pangulong Aquino sa pamamagitan ni Sec. Roxas ang mga bagay-bagay na nais sanang nasabi ng una kay China President Hu Jintao.

“The President was not able to meet with President Hu Jintao. And so the President has given his approval to Secretary Mar Roxas to relay to the Vice President what President Aquino wanted to relay to President Hu Jintao, sabi ng opisyal sa Palasyo

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