By Liezelle Soriano
MANILA — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) in Bangkok, Thailand from November 16 to 19.
In a press briefing on Monday, Office of the Press Secretary Office-in-Charge Cheloy Garafil said that Marcos will also meet with companies in Thailand to promote doing business in the Philippines.
“The economic leaders from 21 APEC economies will discuss sustainable trade and investment, reconnecting the region and charting our paths towards post-pandemic recovery and inclusive and sustainable growth,” Garafil said.
Garafil added that Marcos would also meet with the Filipino community in Thailand.
This will be the first in-person meeting of the 21 members of APEC after the pandemic in 2020.
APEC members include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the United States, and Viet Nam.
Before APEC, Marcos will also attend the 40th and 41st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summits in Phnom Penh, Cambodia next week. (ai/mtvn)