President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. embarks on an Official Visit to Washington, D.C., United States of America from 30 April to 4 May 2023 aimed at further deepening relations and political ties, bring about lasting socioeconomic partnerships, and enhancing defense and security cooperation.
He is set to hold a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Joseph Biden at the White House where they are expected to reaffirm the steadfast commitment in being reliable and resilient allies and partners in times of crisis and prosperity. This will be the second meeting between the two leaders since their initial talks at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York last September 2022.
With the U.S. as a major bilateral trade and official development assistance (ODA) partner of the Philippines, the Chief Executive will advance the country’s socioeconomic and development priorities, as well as harness closer partnership in the areas of agriculture, energy, climate change, digital transformation and technology, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, supply chains and infrastructure.
Aside from meeting with his counterpart, President Marcos Jr. is scheduled to meet with key U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and officials, deliver a policy speech at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and meet with the Filipino community in the U.S. capital.
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