President Benigno Aquino 3rd is working double time in courting Japanese investors in between the Asean-Japan Commemorative Summit in Tokyo, a Palace official said Saturday.
Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said that after the President attended the summit’s first session, he attended the luncheon hosted by Keidanren and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
After the closing session he met with executives of Sumitomo Metal Mining Corporation Ltd., Japan’s top nickel producer, Nidec Sankyo Corporation, producer of motors, motor drive units, card readers, industrial robots, plastic molded parts, sensors, precision ball screws, musical movements and musical boxes, and Nidec Sankyo Corporation, one of the largest Japanese manufacturing companies in the Philippines and Sumotomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.
“This is a good opportunity to highlight our good governance efforts and sound economic management. The schedule is really packed since the President really wanted to thank the Japanese investors and give them a better picture of where the country is at in hopes of attracting more investments,” Valte said in a radio interview.
The President will have dinner hosted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mrs. Akie Abe before proceeding to the Tokyo International Airport for the flight home.
The President’s delegation is expected to arrive in Manila at 1:55 p.m. Sunday.
LLANESCA T. PANTI