PGMA flies to New York for UN assembly
Manila (26 September) -- President Arroyo has left the country for New York to address the United Nations General Assembly, meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, participate in a forum of global leaders, and meet with diverse US business groups and the Filipino community.
She will participate in the Clinton Global Initiative, a forum organized to discuss challenges facing the world today and devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges such as energy and climate change, global health, poverty alleviation and education. The forum will bring together global leaders, including heads of state, non-profit organizations, charities and business leaders.
The President is also expected to meet with the leaders of the US-Asean Business Advisory Council in a roundtable discussion over lunch to be hosted by Martin Sullivan, chief executive officer of American International Group (AIG).
Other presidential engagements include calls by officials of the Millennium Challenge Corp., which oversees the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), bank and financial officials and current US investors in the Philippines.
The President shall return to Manila on Friday, September 29, 2007. (PIA-MMIO) [top]