Villamor Air Base, Pasay City
November 19, 2022

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. gave a quick summary on the issues raised and outcomes of the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting held in Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand, in his arrival statement at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.

According to the President, climate change has been the overarching global concern discussed in the four-day intergovernmental forum attended by Economic Leaders of the 21 APEC Member Economies.

He also bared other topics discussed such as supply chain, food supply, digitalization and empowerment of women, among others, which the President affirmed that other Member Economies shared similar views with the Philippines.

“It is very encouraging because those problems, as we have identified, are seem to be the same problems for most of the countries. In other words, we have a consonance of views and analysis on the things that are to be of concern,” President Marcos Jr. surmised.

He added that through these shared views, there is now a way forward in addressing them.

Expressing the same sentiments shared by fellow Economic Leaders, the President expressed optimism that agreements set will be prioritized.

“APEC countries have really said that we have many agreements that are in place but there’s very little that has actually been done. So that is going to be the push by APEC, ASEAN and by Asia-Pacific countries,” the Chief Executive stated.

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