Arroyo to share how RP copes with crisis
MANILA, Philippines — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will share her administration’s strategy for coping with the global financial crisis with world leaders when she attends the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland later this week, Malacañang said.
Arroyo will leave for Switzerland on Friday evening.
After participating in plenary sessions at the ski resort town of Davos, she will go to Milan, Italy for a meeting with the Filipino community, then to Bahrain for an official visit, deputy presidential spokesperson Lorelei Fajardo said.
On the sidelines, Arroyo will also seek investments in the country, particularly in the tourism and medical tourism sectors, Fajardo told a news conference at the Palace on Monday.
“The primary reason of her trip there is to share our experience [at] the World Economic Forum,” Fajardo told a news conference at the Palace, adding the discussions would center on “rebooting” the global economy.
“All nations are focused on how we are going to resolve this global crisis. The President’s contribution to Davos only means that our strategies, the accomplishment of the administration when it comes to the economy, are recognized by the world,” she said.
In Bahrain, Arroyo will meet with the Prime Minister, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, and discuss the plight of overseas Filipino workers there, among others, Fajardo said.
Arroyo will stay for a day in each country and will spend a considerable amount of time traveling. She will be back in the country on February 5, Fajardo said.
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