2023 May 5
Describing his high-level discussions with United States officials as “productive,” President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Thursday said he looks forward to the accomplishment of the partnerships and agreements sealed between Manila and Washington.
“I look forward to having our respective teams follow through on the many areas of cooperation that we have identified, which will help advance our key priorities with respect to agriculture and food security, promoting energy security as we transition to clean energy, and boost trade and build resilience of our supply chains, enhancing connectivity and digitalization, also climate change mitigation and adaptation,” Marcos told the media in his post-visit report.
In his visit to Washington, the President also met a number of US companies—”both those looking to further expand their… presence and operations in the Philippines and those looking to invest for the first time.”
“Together, we will be working on addressing some of our key economic challenges, particularly food, energy, and health security, digital connectivity, and the cross-cutting issues of climate change and pandemic preparedness,” Marcos said.
The chief executive also welcomed the initiatives of the US government and its business leaders to “expand collaboration with the Philippine government and our universities to support the continued growth of local talent.”
Complemented by game-changing economic reforms, this will serve as a firm foundation for an indomitable partnership, he said.
In his speech, the President also thanked the Filipino community in the US for bringing honor to their home country in the practice of their trade and chosen profession. He urged them to “continue to be our partners in promoting the country for tourism and investments.”