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Philippine President Duterte pitches for cooperation VS terrorism

World2017-11-14

By APD writer Melo M. Acuna MANILA, Nov. 14 (APD)-- President Rodrigo Duterte, chair of the 12th East Asia Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center said while technological developments and a more open economic region resulted in better connectivity, problems have become intertwined. “The effects of migration, environmental degradation and armed conflict in one location can have repercussions across the world,” the 72-year old Philippine president said. He added countries and governments are now “painfully aware” that terrorism knows no borders and that violent extremists are becoming “more adept at exploiting power vacuums, instability and discontent to spread their narrative of hatred and destruction.” He further said the East Asia Summit with ASEAN at the helm is a mechanism by which strategic dialogues in the evolving regional security architecture take place. “Cooperation established at the highest level will impact our pursuit of maintaining peace, security and prosperity for out regions,” he concluded. East Asia Summit is composed of Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealnd, Russia, South Korea, the United States of America and the ten-member ASEAN. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

By APD writer Melo M. Acuna

MANILA, Nov. 14 (APD)-- President Rodrigo Duterte, chair of the 12th East Asia Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center said while technological developments and a more open economic region resulted in better connectivity, problems have become intertwined.

“The effects of migration, environmental degradation and armed conflict in one location can have repercussions across the world,” the 72-year old Philippine president said.

He added countries and governments are now “painfully aware” that terrorism knows no borders and that violent extremists are becoming “more adept at exploiting power vacuums, instability and discontent to spread their narrative of hatred and destruction.”

He further said the East Asia Summit with ASEAN at the helm is a mechanism by which strategic dialogues in the evolving regional security architecture take place.

“Cooperation established at the highest level will impact our pursuit of maintaining peace, security and prosperity for out regions,” he concluded.

East Asia Summit is composed of Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealnd, Russia, South Korea, the United States of America and the ten-member ASEAN.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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