PGMA to inform Obama on Mindanao peace process

July 24, 2009 9:41 am 

MANILA, July 24 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is set to inform United States President Barack Obama about the developments in the Mindanao peace process when they meet in Washington, D.C, USA on July 30.

Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said the United States was helping out in the economic development of Mindanao.

Remonde said the President would push for increased market access of Philippine goods from Mindanao, including mangoes, carrageenan, and tuna. She would also seek possible technical assistance for Tawi-Tawi.

The agenda of the talks between the two Presidents will also include terrorism, security, climate change, the national service corps and the global economic crisis.

Remonde said Mrs Arroyo would highlight the Philippine economic resiliency and that the country remained as an ideal location for increased US investments when she meet American businessmen.

Aside from Washington, the President will visit New York, Chicago And Guam.

The President leaves for Guam on July 29 and returns home on August 5. (PNA)

RMA/JCA

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