Kalayaan Lounge, Villamor Air Base (VAB), Pasay City
May 31, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte received United States of America (USA) Senator Cory Gardner in a courtesy call and working dinner at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.

Senator Gardner, who is from the State of Colorado, is also the chair of the Sub-committee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cyber Crime Policy of the USA Senate.

This is the first official visit to the Philippines of the USA Senator. He was accompanied by his National Security Advisor Igor Khrestin, Ambassador of the USA to the Philippines, H.E. Sung Kim, USA Embassy’s Chief for Political Section Internal Unit Geoff Siebengartner, Navy Senate Liaison Officer Lt. Mary Sly, and Senior Defense Official Col. Ernest Lee.

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, DFA Assistant Secretary Maria Andrelita Austria, Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, and National Security Adviser (NSA) Hermogenes Esperon Jr. joined President Duterte in the courtesy call.

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