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European Diplomats Visit Cebu City

Philippines , 25/07/2019 - 14:03, UNIQUE ID: 190725_10
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Following the recent visit to Davao City to attend the Davao Investment Conference last June, European Ambassadors Franz Jessen (EU), Michel Goffin (Belgium), Saskia Lang (Netherlands) and First Counsellor and Trade and Economic Affairs Head Maurizio Cellini and First Counsellor and Finance, Contracts and Audit Section Head Marc Fearn (both from the EU Delegation), will visit Cebu City today (25 July) to meet with political, business and academic interlocutors. The mission to Cebu will be an opportunity to strengthen and establish partnerships with Filipino business people and political leaders, said Ambassador Jessen. "While a lot has been done, there is still always a room to increase business collaboration for a win-win venture". Ambassador Jessen said that he is hoping that there will be more European companies to be set up in Cebu considering that Cebu is the second largest city and is one of the fastest growing economies in the country. The group will meet with Provincial Governor Gwen Garcia, Cebu Mayor Edgardo Labella, Atty August Go, President of University of Cebu and business leaders in the city. He said that in the latter part of this year, 50 European companies from the construction sector are expected to go to Cebu City as part of the "EU Business Avenues in Southeast Asia" programme. This mission will provide opportunities to exchange best practices and enhance technology transfers between the EU and the Philippines. 

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