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DISCUSSION ON BARMM, FOOD SECURITY, CLIMATE ACTION

President Marcos meets with ex-UK PM Tony Blair

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 07:50 AM September 22, 2022
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. with Tony Blair. STORY: President Marcos meets with ex-UK PM Tony Blair

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair discussed several issues during their meeting in the US on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). (Photo from the Facebook page of President Marcos)

NEW YORK CITY, United States — On the fourth day of his working visit here, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) met with former Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom.

On his official Facebook page, Marcos said they discussed the peace process in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), food security, climate action, and trade.

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Blair is the executive chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

“Today, we met with Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and current Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute For Global Change,” Marcos said.

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“We tackled the optimistic peace process in the Bangsamaro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and explored concrete ways to address other priority issues in the global economy such as food security, climate action, and trade,” he added.

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Marcos was accompanied by First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos, Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo, and House Speaker Martin Romualdez.

The president also met with executives of US-based food corporation Cargill, which describes itself as one that “brings food, agricultural, financial and industrial products to people who need them all around the world.”

Marcos also held a bilateral meeting with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

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He also met with World Bank President David Malpass.

Malacañang has yet to release further details of the meetings.

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