SINGAPORE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will embark Sunday on an 8-day visit to the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States in a continuing effort to strengthen bilateral and economic ties, as well as discuss international terrorism and poverty.
In London, Arroyo will meet with Prime Minister Tony Blair and is expected to discuss the country's support for the international coalition against terrorism, as well as seek the assistance of Scotland Yard for the training of members of the National Police in the fight against criminality.
According to a press communique, Arroyo believes Blair is one of the leaders of the world who, like her, "keep putting together the link between terrorism and poverty."
In Canada, she will hold discussions with Prime Minister Jean Chretien on investments and trade.
While in New York, she will address the World Economic Forum and launch the roadshow on the privatization of power sector (Napocor), the biggest privatization with year.
She is also expected to meet with Israel Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres.