PNoy ug Pres. Obama magpulong sa Indonesia

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Nov. 10 (PIA)–Adunay panagpulong silang Presidente Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III ug US President Barack Obama sa 19th Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit nga ipahigayon sa Indonesia sa Nobyembre 18.

Matud pa ni Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Albert Del Rosario, ang mahitabong bilateral meeting tali nilang PNoy ug Obama adunay kalabotan usab sa gitakdang pagbisita dinhi sa nasud ni US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton alang sa ika-60
nga anibersaryo sa Mutual Defense Treaty tali sa Pilipinas ug Estados Unidos.

Pasabot ni Del Rosario, ang maong “high level meeting” pagmatuod lamang nga lig-on ang alyansa ug strategic partnership sa duha ka nasud.

Gipaabot nga hisgotan nilang PNoy ug Obama ang mga isyu sa maritime security, non- proliferation, disaster mitigation, food security ug edukasyon.

Kini ang mahimong ikaduhang pagkita sa duha ka pangulo.

Una nang nagkita ang duha ka lider niadtong Setyembre, 2010 sa gipahigayon nga ASEAN US Leaders’ Meeting sa New York City. (PIA-Bohol/ecb)

Aquino to meet Obama and other world leaders

President Benigno S. Aquino III is looking forward to meeting with heads of state and heads of government from around the world including United States President Barack Obama while he is in New York to attend the 65th United Nations Assembly (UNGA).

The President left Manila on Monday (Sept. 20) for his first foreign trip as the country’s Chief Executive.

In an interview upon his arrival in New York, the President said his attendance at the UNGA will give him the opportunity to meet with his counterparts “to be able to resolve a lot of issues and we can get better cooperation amongst the concerns, especially in ASEAN.”

Some 150 world leaders are attending the 65th UNGA.

The President also expressed hope that his proposed one-on-one meeting with President Barack Obama will push through.

According to the President, the proposed one-on-one meeting with Obama had yet to be confirmed. However, they will have a chance to meet when the US President meets the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during the 2nd US-ASEAN Leader’s Meeting.

The President will be the coordinator for the 2nd ASEAN-US Leaders meeting in New York as the Philippines is currently the Country Coordinator for ASEAN-US Dialogue relations for 2009-2012. (PCOO/PIA)

PGMA off to Washington D.C. to attend Nuclear Security Summit

PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal Arroyo left Monday for Washington D.C. to join 43 other world leaders attending the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) hosted by the United States government.

Under the invitation of U.S. President Barack Obama, President Arroyo and the 43 other Heads of State will sit down for the two-day summit to discuss the threat posed by illegal diversion of nuclear materials and to develop steps to secure vulnerable nuclear materials; combat nuclear smuggling; and deter, detect and disrupt attempts at nuclear terrorism.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said the group will also focus on “promoting nuclear security at the national, regional and global levels.”

The Philippines is a staunch supporter of global efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism with millions of Filipinos living and working in many parts of the world.

The NSS comes ahead of the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference which the Philippines will preside at the United Nations headquarters in New York in May. (PIA-Bohol)