Marcos to highlight admin's push for food security, agri productivity before UN General Assembly | Inquirer News

Marcos to highlight admin’s push for food security, agri productivity before UN General Assembly

/ 10:20 AM September 18, 2022
President Bongbong Marcos stressed that revitalizing the micro, small, and medium enterprises sector is among the top priorities. 

President Bongbong Marcos in one of his speaking engagements. (FILE PHOTO)

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sunday said he will put forth his administration’s vision for “people-centered development,” zeroing in on his administration’s push for economic recovery, food security, and agricultural productivity

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Marcos, who left for New York on Sunday morning, will participate in the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with the theme: “A watershed moment: Transformative solutions to interlocking challenges.”

He will discuss his administration’s priorities in his speech at the UN general assembly on September 20.

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“Taking this into account, I will, one, share the Philippines’ vision in people-centered development, highlighting our administration’s thrust for economic recovery, food security, and agricultural productivity,” Marcos said during his pre- departure statement

Marcos also said he will meet with UN Secretary General António Guterres and “leaders of long-standing and important partners” of the country.

Departure Statement for Participation in the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and Working Visit to New York

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. delivers his departure statement on the morning of 18 September 2022 before flying off to New York to participate in the High-Level Week of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This will mark his first engagement with the United Nations which the Philippines recognizes as the world’s most important multilateral organization. The President will deliver the Philippines’ national statement to articulate his Administration’s priorities that include climate change, the rule of law and food security. Likewise, his statement is expected to identify the challenges and solutions in addressing the theme of this year’s General Debate – ‘A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges’ – as well as the role of the United Nations and how the Philippines intends to contribute to these efforts. President Marcos Jr. will join more than 150 heads of state and government participating in this year’s High-Level General Debate, the first one to be held completely in person since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020.Apart from addressing the UNGA, the Chief Executive will deliver key messages in several economic briefings during his Working Visit to New York that aims to expand and strengthen Philippine-US trade and investment relations, as well as attract potential US investors and partners.

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“I will discuss with them opportunities for stronger cooperation in food security, agriculture, renewable energy, and climate change which are among the key priorities of this administration,” he added.

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The President also said he will also participate in business meetings “to forge more partnerships to advance our national economic and sustainable development in general.”

“I will be joined in these meetings by key private sector representatives who have been and will continue to be our partners in this endeavor. More vibrant PPPs will allow us to achieve the better normal that we all aspire for,” he said.

The president will also meet with the Filipino community there.

“I am told our kababayans as far as from Canada will participate in this gathering.

“It will be my chance to thank for their support, affirm their important role in the continuing work of nation-building and strengthen our cooperation on matters that redound to the benefit of Filipinos here at home and abroad,” he said.

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