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Presidents of US, Philippines review bilateral relations


Washington DC, 23 September 2022 (TDI): President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, met with President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos. The leaders contemplated the significance of the alliance between both states.

During the meeting, President Biden reaffirmed the unwavering commitment of the United States to the Philippines’ defense.

The leaders discussed the situation in the South China Sea and reaffirmed their commitment to the freedom of navigation and overflight and the peaceful resolution of disputes.

The Presidents explored avenues for expanding bilateral collaboration on a variety of subjects, including energy security, climate action, and infrastructure.

In addition, the leaders discussed Russia – Ukraine crisis and its consequences on energy prices and food security. They also discussed ASEAN-related issues, the crisis in Burma, and the significance of respecting human rights.

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Biden underscored that the relationship between both states has “very deep roots” and for decades, “the alliance has strengthened” both of the states.

Remarks by President of Philippines 

President Marcos underscored to his counterpart that the Philippines is “your partners, we are your allies, we are your friends.”

He also thanked the U.S. for its “massive” assistance during the pandemic, including sharing Covid-19 vaccines, and for its role in ensuring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific.

“The role of the United States in maintaining the peace in our region is something that is much appreciated by all the countries in the region, and the Philippines, especially,” the President of the Philippines said.

He added, “The 100-plus-year-old relationship between the Philippines and the U.S. continues to evolve as we face the challenges of this new century.”

US-Philippines Relations

Relations between both nations are founded on significant historical and cultural ties, and similar democratic values, and goals.

Strong people-to-people ties, economic collaboration, and security and defense cooperation between both states allow for engagement on a variety of bilateral, regional, and global issues.

Riffa Ansari
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Riffa Ansari is currently working as an Editor and Author at The Diplomatic Insight. She is studying International Relations at Kinnaird College for Women University, Lahore. She is an avid reader aiming to add to her knowledge.

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