Marcos’ cousin-envoy says he could be a ‘great spokesperson’ of Asean leaders
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will be a “great spokesperson” of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders in the future.
This was according to Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez, a cousin of Marcos, as he noted how “articulate” the President can be – which, he claimed, impresses many leaders he has met.
“I think President Marcos would probably be – maybe I’m just being presumptuous – but would probably be the great spokesperson of the Asean leaders in the future,” he said on ANC Headstart on Wednesday.
“We can see now how articulate he can be and he can enhance the geopolitical situation, and I think that many of leaders who have met him… are very impressed with him,” he added.
For him, Marcos will be seen “playing a major role in the Asean community.”
Romualdez further noted that the President has talked to several world leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Marcos, the envoy said, will continue his interactions with world leaders.
“He will continue to interact with many of these leaders, especially our allies, and making sure that we all are on the same page as far as the security and economic prosperity of the Asean region,” Romualdez said.
Early this month, Marcos went to Cambodia to attend the 40th and 41st Asean Summits. Last week, he attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or Apec Leaders’ Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. Next month, Marcos is set to travel to Brussels, Belgium to attend the Asean-European Union Summit.
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