PNoy speaks at the 65th UN General Assembly in New York

By on Sep 25, 2010 in United States, World Comments

President Noynoy Aquino (aka PNoy) is set to speak at the 65th UN General Assembly in New York this Saturday morning at about 6:15 am (Friday, 6:15 pm New York time)

PNoy will “call for international cooperation in addressing global issues and discuss the Philippines’ commitment to fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and continued support for UN peacekeeping missions.” according to a recent press release from Malacañang Palace.

Presidential deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte also said that “the general thrust of his speech is to center on an appeal for greater cooperation among nations, not just the developed and developing countries, but for all nations.”

However, Valte cannot say that President Aquino will mention in his speech about the recent Manila hostage tragedy, which created international headlines.

Meanwhile, PNoy received a $434-million Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant from the US government, which will be used for top priority projects of the Aquino government.

The five-year development compact was signed by Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and MCC Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yohannes.

Before President Aquino delivered his speech, US Secretary of State and MMC chairperson Hillary Clinton said ‘the US wants to see real results from the grant.’

“I know how smart the Filipino people are. I know how hard they work. I’m not sure there’s any group of people anywhere in the world that work harder than Filipinos,” she added.

Clinton later expressed confidence in President Noynoy Aquino, that the Philippines will progress under his leadership.

The speech of President Noynoy Aquino at the UN General Assembly will be his first time since he was elected as president.

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