Phnom Penh, Cambodia
November 13, 2022

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. highlighted the moral and legal responsibility to work towards finding resolutions rather than inciting conflicts as requisite for peaceful coexistence and friendly cooperation inscribed in the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in the Southeast Asia as he participated in the 17th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The Chief Executive reiterated the need for food self-sufficiency in the Region to increase resilience in the face of threats to the global supply chain.

In moving towards post-pandemic economic recovery, President Marcos Jr. encouraged his fellow leaders to build and improve existing strategies towards holistic and green, and sustainable development to ensure environmentally sound economic progress.

He also underscored the importance of climate change action that needs to be undertaken for the sake of a better and more sustainable environment for the next generations to come. He further called on the EAS Partners to support the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity geared towards climate action.

Areas of cooperation during the Summit included environment and energy, education, finance, global health issues and pandemic diseases, maritime, food security, economic cooperation and trade, national disaster management and connectivity within the ASEAN.

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