President Arroyo’s attendance today, June 9, 2010, at the World Expo 2010 will sum up her success in diplomatic and trade missions undertaken during her nine-year presidency, Malacañang said Tuesday.
In her last foreign trip before she hands over the leadership to the next President on June 30, Mrs. Arroyo will grace the opening of the Philippine Pavilion in the Shanghai Expo in China, considered the largest international trade and technology festival in the world.
The opening of the country’s pavilion coincides with the celebration this month of the 35th Philippines-China Diplomatic Ties and 9th Philippines- China Friendship Day.
The Philippine Pavilion was designed to emphasize the theme “Performing Cities,” and showcases the artistic skills and traditions, as well as the economic indicators of urban life in the world, said Philippine Consul-General in Shanghai Maria Rowena Mendoza Sanchez.
With a theme “Better City, Better Life,” the Shanghai Expo emphasizes the opportunity to explore city life as a crucible for social improvement.
The Expo, participated in by 194 countries, runs from May 1 to October 31, 2010. (PIA-Bohol)