Music Room, Malacañan Palace
5 July 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III received Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council (APRC) Chairman and former Thai Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai in Malacanang.

Together with APRC Chairman Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai are former Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, former Thailand Tourism Minister Weerasak Kowsurat, Credit Suisse Vice-Chairman of Asia Pacific Jose Isidro Camacho and APRC Secretary General Virasakdi Futrakul.

On the Philippine side, President Aquino was joined by Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, Presidential Peace Adviser Teresita “Ging” Deles and Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Maria Theresa Lazaro.

APRC is a non-governmental body composed of prominent individuals with the purpose of helping societies that are suffering from violence and social tension. It aims to assist governments in Asia in the peaceful management of societies afflicted by social, political or religious conflicts while promoting just and equitable reconciliation.

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