Aquino set for first Myanmar visit

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is scheduled to make an historic visit to Myanmar on June 7, where a high-level delegation including senior executives of Ayala Corporation will join him.

Aquino’s nine-hour visit to Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s seclude capital, will include meetings held at the World Economic Forum (WEF) om East Asia with Myanmar President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has now expressed interest in presidency. Ayala will join for a roundtable assembly.

Aquino is also schedule to meet Swiss-based WEF founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab.

It is largely expected that President Aquino will trumpet the breakneck economic growth his country has achieved under his watch at a closed plenary hearing, making the Philippines the fastest growing country in the Asia-Pacific region.

The WEF also offers Aquino the opportunity to drum up interest for foreign investment.

According to the President’s official schedule, he will meet with Suu Kyi before returning back to Manila.

Deputy Presidential Spokeswoman Abigail Valte said the President’s meeting with Suu Kyi is “significant” because they can exchange views “on how to move forward Myanmar’s march towards democracy,” largely still criticised for being too slow.

Among the official delegation joining Aquino will be Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo, Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla, National Economic and Development Authority chief Arsenio Balisacan, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr. and Philippine Ambassador to Myanmar Alex Chua.

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[caption id="attachment_9988" align="alignleft" width="240"] Benigno Aquino[/caption] Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is scheduled to make an historic visit to Myanmar on June 7, where a high-level delegation including senior executives of Ayala Corporation will join him. Aquino’s nine-hour visit to Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s seclude capital, will include meetings held at the World Economic Forum (WEF) om East Asia with Myanmar President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has now expressed interest in presidency. Ayala will join for a roundtable assembly. Aquino is also schedule to meet Swiss-based WEF founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab. It is largely...

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Benigno Aquino

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is scheduled to make an historic visit to Myanmar on June 7, where a high-level delegation including senior executives of Ayala Corporation will join him.

Aquino’s nine-hour visit to Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s seclude capital, will include meetings held at the World Economic Forum (WEF) om East Asia with Myanmar President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has now expressed interest in presidency. Ayala will join for a roundtable assembly.

Aquino is also schedule to meet Swiss-based WEF founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab.

It is largely expected that President Aquino will trumpet the breakneck economic growth his country has achieved under his watch at a closed plenary hearing, making the Philippines the fastest growing country in the Asia-Pacific region.

The WEF also offers Aquino the opportunity to drum up interest for foreign investment.

According to the President’s official schedule, he will meet with Suu Kyi before returning back to Manila.

Deputy Presidential Spokeswoman Abigail Valte said the President’s meeting with Suu Kyi is “significant” because they can exchange views “on how to move forward Myanmar’s march towards democracy,” largely still criticised for being too slow.

Among the official delegation joining Aquino will be Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo, Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla, National Economic and Development Authority chief Arsenio Balisacan, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr. and Philippine Ambassador to Myanmar Alex Chua.

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