Malacañan Palace
4 June 2014

Being one of the fastest growing economies in the ASEAN region, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker paid a courtesy call to President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacañang.

The President discussed with Secretary Pritzker different facets of the country’s economic efforts to progress its business and investment performance. They also conversed on the development of a fair and open business climate, lessening of market access barriers and improving transparency on trade.

The Secretary’s two-day visit to the Philippines is her second stop in a three-nation Asia tour after Vietnam. It intends to strengthen the business ties of American commerce leaders with ASEAN businessmen and vice versa. Myanmar is her next destination before returning to the U.S.

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