Malacañan Palace
17 November 2015

President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in a courtesy call in Malacañang.

The Colombian leader is in the country to attend as an observer at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) on November 18-19, 2015 in Manila.

Upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 yesterday, President Santos proceeded to Makati Shangri-La Hotel to participate as a guest panel at the APEC 2015 CEO Summit open forum entitled “The Next New Frontier”.

Colombia has been seeking membership in APEC since 1995. It is the only non-APEC nation invited to attend the high-profile summit.

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