PBBM dadalo sa ASEAN-EU Summit sa Belgium sa Disyembre – DFA

PBBM dadalo sa ASEAN-EU Summit sa Belgium sa Disyembre – DFA

November 5, 2022 @ 10:42 AM 4 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines- Nakatakdang dumalo si Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. sa  ASEAN-EU Summit sa Brussels, Belgium sa darating na Disyembre.

“Of course, after ASEAN he will attend the APEC Summit also in Bangkok, and then in December as I said a moment ago the ASEAN-EU Summit in Brussels,” ayon kay Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)  President Assistant Secretary Daniel Espiritu.

Ani Espiritu, ang  Summit na nakatakda sa susunod na buwan ay maaaring maging instrumento para pag-usapan ang ASEAN-EU free trade agreement, na ayon sa kanya ay natigil ng ilang taon.

“The ASEAN-EU FTA has started—the talk on that, the negotiations have started almost ten years ago. But somewhere along the way, it’s stalled and up to this point, there is still no progress on that. And so far, there is no plan yet or there is concrete discussion yet on the resumption of such talks,”  ayon kay Espiritu.

“Now, the coming ASEAN Summit will be just an ASEAN Summit. We will have a separate commemorative summit in Brussels for ASEAN-EU in December, and I think that could be a good venue for a discussion on that. Although, there is nothing yet on the table, as far as we are concerned today,” winika pa nito.

Matatandaang inimbitahan ng European Union  si Pangulong Marcos  na bisitahin ang headquarters  nito sa Belgium para pag-usapan ang  foreign policy issues at bilateral relations sa pagitan ng Pilipinas at “the bloc.”

Kapwa naman tinintahan ng Pilipinas at  EU  ang Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, na nagsasaad na  “enhanced legal framework,” upang ang magkabilang panig ay “strengthen their bilateral relationship, in particular on political, social, and economic matters.” Kris Jose