Working Visit of President Benigno S. Aquino III to
Chicago, U.S.A.
6 May 2015
State Visit to Canada
6-9 May 2015

President Benigno S. Aquino III heads to Chicago for a one-day Working Visit to the United States of America before embarking on his first State Visit to Canada from 6-9 May 2015.

He is expected to meet with potential business investors in the Windy City, as well as with the Filipino community on 6 May 2015 (May 7th in Manila).

From Chicago, the President proceeds to Canada for a State Visit upon the invitation of Canadian Governor General David Johnston.

Both countries have long-standing and positive bilateral relations based on shared democratic values, strong people-to-people ties, and a mutual interest in expanding trade and commerce.

Canada is the Philippines’ 21st largest trading partner and a priority market under Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan. In 2014, the Philippines was also designated as a country of focus for the Government of Canada’s international development efforts.

President Aquino is scheduled to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, before witnessing the signing of bilateral agreements on labor cooperation, development assistance, and infrastructure development.

The Chief Executive is also set to meet with the Filipino communities in Vancouver and Toronto. Canada is home to almost 700,000 Filipinos.

In an official press release from the website of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, he is quoted, “Canada and the Philippines enjoy a close friendship based on shared democratic values and strong people-to-people ties. I look forward to meeting with President Aquino to further strengthen the bonds between our two countries, including in the areas of trade, investment, development and security, benefitting the citizens of both nations.”

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Activities in Vancouver, Canada

Mtg. w/ Filipino Community
Mtg. w/ Filipino Community (Speech)
Business Meeting
Signing Ceremony / Meet and Greet
Arrival in Vancouver, Canada

Activities in Toronto, Canada

Coffee Mtg. w/ Phil. Media
Courtesy Call by Premier of Ontario
Kathleen Wyne
Courtesy Call by Mr. Justin Trudeau
Mtg. w/ Filipino Community
Mtg. w/ Filipino Community (Speech)
Mtg. w/ Filipino Community
APFC Bus. MTG. w/ Top Canadian CEO’s
Arrival in Toronto, Canada

Activities in Ottawa, Canada

Signing Ceremony & Joint PressCon (Speech)
Signing Ceremony & Joint PressCon
Tete-a-Tete w/ the Right
Honourable Stephen Harper
Welcoming Ceremony / Guestbook Signing
Arrival at Parliament Hill
Reception and State Dinner (Speech)
Reception and State Dinner
Ceremonial Tree Planting
Courtesy Call
Welcome Ceremony Remarks
Welcome Ceremony
Arrival in Ottawa, Canada

Activities in Chicago, U.S.A.

Mtg. w/ Filipino Community
Mtg. w/ Filipino Community (Speech)
Mtg. w/ Filipino Community (Livestream)
Business Meeting
Courtesy Call byHon. Rahm Emanuel
Arrival in Chicago, U.S.A.