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Romualdez: PH thanks U.S. for help against Covid

October 20, 2022 Jester P. Manalastas 339 views

SPEAKER Martin Romualdez has expressed the Philippine government’s sincere gratitude to the United States (US) for helping the country fight the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Romualdez conveyed the country’s appreciation and thanks during a meeting with State Department’s Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink in Washington DC on October 18.

“We are thankful that our alliance has remained robust, and I believe that an enhanced dialogue between the US and the Philippines would help cement the bond of friendship that we have forged throughout the years,” Romualdez said.

“As we both affirm the strengthening of Philippine-US partnership today, we would like to seize this occasion also to extend our gratitude for the continued cooperation to our country as well as your valuable assistance in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Speaker added.

He then assured Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink that the Philippine House of Representatives “remains committed in supporting measures that would help deepen cooperation with the United States particularly in the areas of supply chain, health and security, environment and climate change, energy security, and interconnectivity.”

“I am confident that our meeting today would further lead to stronger relations between our countries, and would help attain peace and prosperity in the entire Asia-Pacific region,” Romualdez said.

Romualdez met with the US official to broaden and strengthen the engagement between the two countries, and bolster ongoing and future bilateral initiatives, particularly in the area of economic cooperation.