PNoy to promote connectivity on last day of APEC
BALI, INDONESIA - On the last day of the APEC economic leaders meeting, President Aquino is expected to make a pitch to promote people-to-people connectivity.
During the leaders retreat Tuesday, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Aquino will lead discussions on connectivity and will call for the need to increase cooperation “in cross-border education and skills training” to align “human resource development with economic growth and resiliency.”
During the summit, Aquino, along with other leaders, called for the easing of trade barriers.
“Nagkakaroon ng recovery in the global economic front but it is not very robust yet pwede pa ring umatras, meron pa ring tendency na baka to protect their economies, magtayuan ng barriers, which lessens economic activity further which will further stipple the recent reordering or re-improving economic conditions,” he told reporters.
Agriculture, he said, is a sector of concern among several nations.
“Agriculture is a concern by everybody and…how do you improve your agriculture sector and at the same time maintain a liberal trade policy which increases, ’di ba iyong market which for their boost, that particular sector amongst other sectors,” he said.
Leaders want to achieve the goals of the Doha Round agreements and the World Trade Organization, Aquino said.