ASEAN-EU business summit, malaking tulong sa kalakalan, pamumuhunan

ASEAN-EU business summit, malaking tulong sa kalakalan, pamumuhunan

December 14, 2022 @ 9:23 AM 1 month ago


MANILA, Philippines – Umaasa si Pangulong Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. na ang talakayan sa Association of Southeast Asian Nations-European Union (ASEAN-EU) Business Summit ay makapagbibigay ng bagong momentum para sa magkabilang panig tungo sa sustainable trade at investment.

Sa kanyang closing remarks sa summit, araw ng Martes, Disyembre 13, pinasalamatan ng Pangulo ang ASEAN-EU Business Council para sa suporta nito habang ang ASEAN member-states ay nahaharap sa mga hamon gaya ng supply issues at mataas na presyo at habang bumabangon at bumabawi mula sa COVID-19 pandemic.

“The discussions undertaken during the day will not only bring new impetus for both sides to bolster sustainable trade and investment while opening ways to fast track the implementation of the EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos.

“There is a growing need for the public sector to collaborate with private institutions, especially now that ASEAN Member States are in a post-pandemic economic recovery and are facing new challenges brought about by recent geopolitical tensions, problems in the supply side, problems also with food prices,” wika ng Pangulo.

“In this regard, I would like to express my appreciation to the ASEAN-EU Business Council for its continued support and engagement to ASEAN, from the sectoral bodies up to the Leaders’ level,” aniya pa rin.

Tinukoy naman ng Pangulo ang tumaas na presensiya ng ASEAN sa global stage sa pamamagitan ng pagsisikap nito sa regional economic integration at supply chain resilience.

Sinabi ng Pangulo na “entry into force of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the ongoing review of existing trade agreements, and ASEAN’s initiatives to facilitate the trade of essential goods demonstrate the region’s common direction in maintaining an open, free, and fair trade.”

Nasa tamang posisyon naman aniya ang ASEAN para pabilisin ang “intra-regional trade and growth” sa partisipasyon nito sa mega trade deals gaya ng RCEP at Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Binanggit din ng Pangulo ang kahalagahan ng EU bilang trade at investment partner ng ASEAN.

“Thus, while an ASEAN-EU FTA remains as a common long-term objective, economic cooperation initiatives will be prioritized on areas of mutual interest to bridge the gap and realize this long-term objective,” ang pahayag ni Pangulong Marcos. Kris Jose