Washington, D.C., USA
May 1, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. held a meeting with Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack of the United States of America on the second day of his official visit to Washington, D.C. on 1 May 2023.

As concurrent DA Secretary, the President discussed his Administration’s priority programs in agriculture to attain food security. Both countries also agreed in setting up a ministerial team on agricultural cooperation that will focus on food efficiency.

The attendees included Daniel Whitley (Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service), Alexis Taylor (Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs), Benjamin Henderson (Trade Policy Officer for the Philippines, Foreign Agricultural Affairs), Jamal Habibi (Chief of Staff, Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs), U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson and Senior Advisor Regina Black.

*  *  *