Bongbong Marcos to attend Asean-EU summit

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. NY visit

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in his address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 (Wednesday, Sept. 21 in Manila). (Photo from an RTVM video posted on Facebook)

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will attend the Asean-EU (European Union) Summit in Brussels, Belgium, in December, where regional leaders are expected to discuss a free trade deal with the EU, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Before his trip to Belgium, the President will participate in the Association of Southeast Nations (Asean) Summit in Cambodia and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Thailand, Foreign Assistant Secretary Daniel Espiritu told a press briefing in Malacañang on Friday.

In July this year, the EU, through a letter from European Council President Charles Michel, invited Mr. Marcos to visit its headquarters in Belgium to discuss bilateral relations and wider foreign policy issues.

—Nestor Corrales

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