12/01/2010: Ambassador Gaa Participates in the 1st MCC Compact Development Roundtable for Ambassadors Hosted by MCC CEO Yohannes
12 January 2010. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy C. Gaa (4th from right) participated in the 1st MCC Compact Development Roundtable for Ambassadors of FY 2010 MCC Compact Eligible Countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Jordan, Malawi, Zambia and Moldova, hosted by MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes at the MCC CEO Conference Room. The Ambassadors/Representatives discussed their respective country’s progress in developing Compact proposals.
During the meeting, Ambassador Gaa expressed confidence that the Philippines’ Compact Agreement with MCC will further strengthen the country’s governance institutions that will be beneficial in the long-term.
MCC CEO Yohannes reiterated both President Obama’s and Secretary of State/MCC Chairperson Hillary Clinton’s support to the MCC process, a key element in the smart U.S. foreign assistance focused on good policies, country ownership, and results.
From R-L: MCC Senior Advisor Cassandra Butts, H.E. Dr. Inonge Mbikusita Lewanika (Zambia); Counselor Walid al Hadid (Jordan), Ambassor Willy C. Gaa, MCC CEO Daniel W. Yohannes, H.E. Hawa O. Ndilowe (Malawi), Chargé d’Affaires Andrei Galbur (Moldova), and Economic Minister-Counselor Ridwan Hassan (Indonesia). END