Sofitel Hotel, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
8 October 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III discussed the “Vision of People-to-People Connectivity” during the second APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting Retreat.

The topic of the AELM Retreat is APEC’s vision of connectivity in the evolving regional and international architecture. Other leader speakers who also talked on different facets of connectivity are People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping about Promoting Connectivity Around and Across the Pacific Ocean: Views of APEC Chair 2014; Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on ASEAN Connectivity and the Development of APEC Connectivity; Australian Prime Minister John Key on the Role of G20 in Infrastructure Investment and its Linkages to APEC; and Peruvian Foreign Minister Eda Rivas Franchini on the Role of Latin America in Promoting Connectivity Around and Across the Pacific.

Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto del Rosario accompanied the President during the retreat.

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