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Blinken Phl visit

August 7, 2022 | 3:02pm
Location: MANILA
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Blinken Phl visit
August 6, 2022

US State Secretary Antony Blinken visits a clean energy fair here in Makati and takes part in the signing ceremony for a Philippine offshore wind project study grant.

Speaking at the clean energy event in Makati, the US official states: “The Philippines is especially vulnerable to climate change—typhoons, extreme rainfall, rising temperature… We have to tackle it together and investing in clean energy is one way to do that.”

August 6, 2022

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles says that during the courtesy call of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the Malacañan Palace, the US official “hailed Filipino nurses in the United States, calling them ‘angels who are caring in so many ways.’”

Other issues discussed were defense and security cooperation, renewable energy, climate change mitigation, agriculture, food and security and COVID-19, among others.

August 6, 2022

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique Manalo virtually met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss strengthening the PH-US alliance and "broadening cooperation" on the economic front.

The two officials are holding a press conference on details on their meeting: 

August 6, 2022

The STAR reports that President Marcos told US Secretary of State Blinken Marcos told Blinken that the US-PH MDT is in "constant evolution,"

"We are too closely tied because of the special relationship between the US and the Philippines and the history that we share," the Philippine president adds.

Meanwhile, News5 reports that Blinken has said for his part that the relationship between the two countries "is quite extraordinary because it is really founded in friendship, it’s forged as well in partnership and it’s strengthened by the fact that it’s an alliance as well." — with reports from The STAR/Helen Flores and News5/JC Cosico

August 6, 2022

LOOK:US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on a courtesy call.

August 6, 2022

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives at the Malacañan Palace and signs the guestbook.

The US official is set to pay a courtesy call on President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. this morning, News5 reports.

August 6, 2022

In a tweet upon his arrival, Blinken said looks forward "to reinforcing the strong U.S.-Philippine relationship and our shared commitments to democracy, human rights, the rule of law, security, and prosperity."

Get updates on the visit of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visit to the Philippines.

 

Photo from News5/JC Cosico.

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