President Benigno S. Aquino III to Attend the 18th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders Meeting
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III left Thursday for a four-day trip to Japan to attend the 18th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting (AELM). He will lead the Philippines in engaging 20 other APEC member economies to enhance the country's role in the advocacy for human resources development, employment creation, addressing the social dimensions of globalization and sustaining cooperation in economic and technical cooperation for developing economies to foster 21st century competitiveness. President Aquino will have bilateral trade and diplomatic discussions with other heads of state who are attending the AELM.Established in 1989, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is an economic forum promoting the liberalization and facilitation of trade and investments, economic and technical cooperation, and related issues. It strives for voluntary cooperative activity among its 21 member economies.APEC is the world's largest regional cooperative, in a region …
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Publication information: Article title: President Benigno S. Aquino III to Attend the 18th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders Meeting. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: November 11, 2010. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.