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VP Binay off to Malaysia for investment forum, U.S. for WB forum

MANILA, May 24 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay is off to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to attend the Philippines-Malaysia Investment Partnership Forum next week, then proceed to Washington for a World Bank event, his Media Office said.

In Kuala Lumpur, Binay has scheduled meetings with Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Minister of International Trade and Industry YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman as well as former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

Binay, the Presidential Adviser on Housing, is slated to be the closing speaker at the 5th Global Housing Finance Conference at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. on May 30. There, he will meet with World Bank Executive Director Rogerio Studart.

The Vice President will also attend the inauguration of the newly renovated Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

In both Washington and Malaysia, Binay will meet with the Filipino communities there.

In Washington, he is scheduled to meet with Ambassador Luis C. de Baca of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons of the State Department. Binay is concurrently the Presidential Adviser on OFW Concerns.

From Washington, the Vice President will fly to California and speak at the 114th Philippine Independence Day Celebration. (PNA) scs/RSV/GJB

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