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Press Briefing by DFA Asst. Sec. Buensuceso on the Visit of P-Noy to the United Kingdom, 30 May 2012

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Published on May 29, 2012

Press Briefing Room, New Executive Bldg., Malacanang, | News Release below |

Aquino to embark on a historic trip to the United Kingdom next week

President Benigno S. Aquino III will embark on a 3-day official visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain as "guest of the UK government" starting June 4 to 6.
It will be President Aquino's first visit to the United Kingdom as President of the Philippines since he assumed office in 2010. The UK is also the only European country that will be visited by the President this year.

Among President Aquino's activities in UK will be a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street where the two leaders are expected to discuss Philippine-UK political and economic cooperation, the UK's participation in the international contact group (ICG), regional and international issues, and anti-corruption and good governance practices of both governments.

While in London, the President will also meet with several British investors, take part in the Philippine fun tourism campaign of the Department of Tourism and meet with the Filipino community in the UK, the largest in Europe.

The President is scheduled to have a tour of the Imperial War Museum in London.

David Alderman Wootton, the Lord Mayor of London will host a luncheon in honor of the President. He will also meet with the Duke of York Prince Andrew.

The chief executive is also scheduled to appear for an interview with the BBC World News.

The Philippines and the UK have a long standing diplomatic relations, with ties starting in 1946. The UK is the country's top European investors, the 23rd trading partner, the biggest tourism market in Europe and host to the biggest number of Filipinos in Europe. (as)

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