From WTO to APEC, Duterte emphasizes “win-win” arrangement for small nations, economies

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MANILA (November 19)–  “Be a big brother to small nations,” President Rodrigo R. Duterte urges 20 other leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) during the CEO Summit and the APEC Business Advisory Council meeting.

Duterte said the arrangement will enable small nations, especially its small and medium enterprises to not only have greater access to the market but also be able to cope with the changes in technology.

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the President’s purpose in the international organization meeting was “to push for the inclusive globalization that he is passionate about.”

“Our President has always pushed for a kind of globalization that is inclusive, that means bigger nations really empowering and helping smaller nations… (where) smaller nations are empowered (to) generate the capability to manufacture, the capability to provide services for the bigger countries, to have a much more open market access,” he added.

President Duterte also emphasized a “win-win-win arrangement” that respects the sovereignty of all nations.  “Our president has mentioned time again we are friend to anyone and enemy to no one,” Lopez said.-  NewsLine

 

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