Free trade negotiation ng Canada sa ASEAN pinasusuportahan sa Pilipinas
By Chona Yu May 19, 2023 - 08:08 AM
Nanawagan ang Canada sa Pilipinas na suportahan ang isinusulong nilang free trade negotiations sa Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Sa courtesy call ni Canadian Foreign Minister Mèlanie Joly kay Pangulong Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. sa Malakanyang, sinabi nito na mahalaga ang ASEAN Centrality. “Regarding trade, we are negotiating for a free trade agreement with ASEAN. So we hope that we could have the support of the Philippines. And we are negotiating also to become a strategic partner of ASEAN, recognizing the importance of ASEAN Centrality,” pahayag ni Joly. “So if we could work together to achieve that, that would be very much appreciated because we are bringing a lot of diplomatic knowledge and strength,” dagdag ng Foreign Minister. Sabi naman ni Pangulong Marcos, maraming oportunidad ang Pilipinas at Canada. Isusulong ng Pangulo ang strategic partnership sa Canada para mapalakas pa ang bilateral ties. “On the issue of strategic partnership, I think it is something that certainly we can pursue. I cannot at the outset see anything that should get in the way of achieving this goal,” pahayag ng Pangulo. “We will also be working even more on strengthening people-to-people ties by offering more scholarships for Filipinos,” pahayag naman ng Canadian official. Mamarkahan ng Pilipinas at Canada ang 75th year of bilateral relations sa 2024.
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