RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE, President of Philippines addresses the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit via video
MESSAGE OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
17th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) & China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (CABIS) Opening
27 November 2020
My warmest greetings to the organizers, participants and guests of the Grand Opening of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and the 17th China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit.
This important annual economic event is vital in strengthening multilateral ties between China and ASEAN member-states, especially now as we collectively face the challenges of economic recession and uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We thank China for its substantial investments in trade, infrastructure, telecommunication and transportation that strengthened economic integration, productivity and financial stability in the region.
Let us ensure a harmonious collaboration among our countries and achieve the goal of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership under the blueprint of the China-ASEAN Strategic Partnership Vision 2030.
Be assured that the Philippines remains a strong partner in promoting the mutual prosperity of the China-ASEAN economic community for the years ahead.
Again, on behalf of the government and people of the Republic of the Philippines, I thank you all and I wish you a successful event. END