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Philippine president to highlight ASEAN achievements at Davos meetings

Philippine president to highlight ASEAN achievements at Davos meetings

The Philippine president plans to discuss Southeast Asia's economic integration with political and business leaders during the World Economic Forum in Davos, her spokesman said Thursday.
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who left for a three-day visit to Switzerland, hosted the annual summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations earlier this month. At that meeting, the bloc agreed to step up the fight against terrorism and create a free trade zone by 2015.
"The Davos meetings will enable the Philippines, as ASEAN chair, to present the emergence of the ASEAN community as a formidable bloc as it celebrates 40 years of existence," said Ignacio Bunye, presidential spokesman.


Updated : 2020-12-02 02:59 GMT+08:00