Philippines to host 2014 East Asia Summit for WEF

2013-01-26 10:41:39 GMT2013-01-26 18:41:39(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III has accepted the offer for the country to host the East Asia Summit for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the year of 2014, a senior government official said Saturday.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte, in an interview over a state-run radio station, said that Aquino accepted the offer to host the summit while he was in Davos, Switzerland, joining the other world leaders in the WEF.

"Certainly we will be making the appropriate preparations to make sure that everything will go well, that everything will go smoothly. It's another opportunity for our country," she said.

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