By Liezelle Soriano
MANILA — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has arrived back in the Philippines Saturday night after attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand where he said he met with various country leaders and discussed about agriculture, energy, and climate change and other issues.
“The bilateral meetings that we had, we were able to tackle specifics in terms of the relationship between our two countries, where we could help each other,” Marcos said in his arrival speech.
Marcos added that among the issues discussed were agriculture, energy and climate change.
“I asked that about agriculture. I would ask about energy. I would — depending on who we were meeting,” the President said.
The Chief Executive said there are new agreements that will promote the country with Canada and France.
“And the subject of climate change will make itself felt. And so again, this is something that we all seem to have realized and we have come together to do — to try to mitigate and since we are essentially the — shall we say, since we are essentially the developed countries that have not — cannot be said to have put the world in this situation . It is also up to us to go to those developed countries who have the had their development,” he said.
During his visit, Marcos also met with Thai business and Filipino community.