By Liezelle Soriano
MANILA — Nakatakdang umalis si Pangulong Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. para sa mga state visit sa Indonesia at Singapore, ang kanyang unang paglalakbay sa ibang bansa mula nang maupo sa pwesto.
Sinabi ni Press Secretary Rose Beatrix “Trixie” Cruz-Angeles na makikipagpulong si Marcos kay Indonesian President Joko Widodo at Singapore President Halimah Yacob para pag-usapan ang bilateral relations sa dalawang malapit na bansa.
“The state visits of President Marcos will tackle our cooperation with Indonesia and Singapore in the different sectors as well as the signing of several key agreements that are seen to bolster the Philippines’ relations with the two countries,” ani Cruz-Angeles.
“The President will also meet the Filipino communities in Indonesia and Singapore to personally assure them of the government’s continuing commitment to protect their rights and promote their welfare as OFWs,” dagdag pa niya.
Ang unang state visit ni Marcos ay sa Indonesia sa Setyembre 4 hanggang 6, sa imbitasyon ni Widodo.
Sinabi ni Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ma. Teresita Daza na tatalakayin nina Marcos at Widodo ang aktibo at multi-faceted cooperation sa defense, maritime border, economic, at people-to-people cooperation.
“The President will also meet with business leaders to promote trade and investment to support the Philippines’ economic agenda under his administration,” dagdag pa ni Daza.