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20/09/2011: Ambassador Cuisia Meets with Senator Reed of Rhode Island

Shown in the photo above are, from left to right, Senator Daniel Inouye, Ambassador Jose Cuisia and Senator Jack Reed.

20 SEPTEMBER 2011, WASHINGTON DC. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. met with Senator Jack Reed on September 13, 2011. Present during the meeting was Senate President Pro Tempore Daniel K. Inouye. Senator Jack Reed is the senior Democratic Senator from Rhode Island and is the Chair of the Subcommittee on SeaPower and the Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment. Senator Reed is a graduate of West Point (Class of 1971) and was the classmate of former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines General Narciso Abaya. Ambassador Cuisia briefed Senator Reed on defense cooperation between the Philippines and the United States, pointing out the need for the Philippines to build its capacity especially with regard to maritime security. On the SAVE Act (S. 1244), Senator Reed said that he is sympathetic to the bill and would look into it. END.