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article imageUS Businessmen invites Philippine president to US for meeting

By Leo Reyes     Jun 20, 2010 in Business
The United States Chamber of Commerce has invited newly elected Philippine president Noynoy Aquino to visit the US for a business meeting and to address American businessmen on his first trip to the United States as president.
In a congratulatory letter addressed to President-elect Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III, US Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Thomas J. Donohue has extended an invitation to Aquino to visit Washington and to meet American businessmen.
“American business leaders would welcome an opportunity to hear your plans for the new government and your views for furthering the trade and investments between our two countries,” Donohue said.
“The US Chamber of Commerce has long been an advocate for strengthening business ties between the U.S. and the Philippines, and we have enjoyed a long and close relationship with your country,” Donohue said.
President-elect Aquino is set to take over the reign of government after he is sworn into office on June 30. The 50-year old bachelor president won the recent election on a platform of graft-free and pro-poor government.
Heads of member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been invited to attend the inaugural.
Earlier ambassadors of several Asian countries visited the new president-elect in his private home at Times Street in Quezon City to congratulate him on behalf of their respective governments.
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