Outgoing Philippines President Arroyo to attend 19th World Economic Forum in HCM City

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – President Arroyo has accepted the invitation to attend the 19th World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia in Vietnam next month, her spokesperson Ricardo Saludo announced today.

Ricardo Saludo said in a radio interview that the President will attend the WEF on East Asia 2010, scheduled in Ho Chi Minh City from June 6 to 7.

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Could you tell us about preparations for WEF East Asia in Vietnam?

Everything has been prepared carefully. We have received warm support from every side. Over 300 business leaders and four chiefs of state have confirmed to attend the conference.

We came to Vietnam to check the operations of the organizing board and the preparations of HCM City, but I would like to say that everything is going smoothly.