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PBBM meets more business owners in New York; thanks World Bank for support


President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday met more American firm owners in a bid to bring more investment opportunities and bolster job creation in the country. 

This developed as he also met World Bank Group officials in New York, saying he is grateful for the financial institution’s support and vowed to continue partnering with them to improve the lives of Filipinos.

“We are privileged to meet with World Bank Group officials on our fourth day in the United States,” President Marcos said in a Facebook post.

“The World Bank has stood with the Philippines in the most challenging times, bringing resources, linkages, and partnerships to bear on the country’s social, economic, and environmental initiatives since 1945.”

Aside from meeting WB officials, Marcos also met Cargill officials at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York.

The meeting took place a day after the President’s attendance at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) where he conveyed in his national statement the key issues important to the Philippines such as agriculture and food security.

Cargill, an American global food corporation, has been operating for over 155 years, providing agricultural products, farming services, and risk management solutions worldwide.  

To date, it has around 155,000 employees that is serving customers and communities in over 70 countries/regions through safe, responsible, and sustainable means. (PND)