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April 21, 2023 Cristina Lee-Pisco 245 views

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. will embark on a five-day official visit to the United States to highlight the steadfast commitment by both sides to be reliable and resilient allies and partners in times of crisis and prosperity, amid a challenging global and regional environment.

Marcos and his delegation will travel to Washington, D.C. from April 30 to May 4 and are set to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden on May 1, followed by an expanded meeting with key Cabinet officials.

The visit will reaffirm the bonds of friendship that give definition and significance to the many facets of the bilateral relationship, underpinned by the close affinity shared by Filipinos and Americans alike for many years.

It will substantively progress efforts to further deepen relations and political ties, to bring about lasting socio-economic partnerships, as well as to enhance defense and security cooperation.

The President is expected to advance the Philippines’ socio-economic and development priorities and harness closer partnership in such areas as agriculture, energy, climate change, digital transformation and technology, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, supply chains, and infrastructure.

As a major bilateral trade and official development assistance partner, the United States maintains a shared commitment with the Philippines for more dynamic economic relations.