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08/08/2013: Photo Releases - Ambassador Cuisia and Chairman Royce Celebrate PH-US Friendship

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08 August 2013

DINNER WITH CHAIRMAN ROYCE. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Mrs. Maria Victoria J. Cuisia tendered a dinner in honor of Rep. Ed Royce and Mrs. Marie Royce on 01 August at the Ambassador’s residence. Rep. Royce led a congressional delegation to the Philippines last January in his capacity as Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He represents the 39th District of California, which is host to a sizeable Filipino-American Community.  (Philippine Embassy Photo by Nomelie Veluz)

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08 August 2013

Rep. Eliot Engel (center) was among the guests invited to the dinner hosted by Ambassador Cuisia in honor of Chairman Royce. Congressman Engel, who traveled to the Philippines with Chairman Royce last January, is a senior member of the House, representing the 16th District of New York. On the right is Ambassador Kim Beazley of Australia. (Philippine Embassy Photo by Nomelie Veluz)

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WDC-160-2013
08 August 2013

Rep. Vern Buchanan of Florida also attended the reception in honor of Chairman Royce. Congressman Buchanan joined Chairman Royce during the visit of the congressional delegation to the Philippines last January. Congressman Buchanan reiterated his support for the Philippines and expressed his desire for the United States to do more business and trade with the Philippines. (Philippine Embassy Photo by Nomelie Veluz)

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08 August 2013

Chairman Royce (left) chats with Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific Danny Russel (center) at the dinner hosted by Ambassador Cuisia. (Philippine Embassy Photo by Nomelie Veluz)

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WDC-162-2013
08 August 2013

Ambassador Cuisia offers a toast in honor of Chairman Royce (rightmost). Also in photo are Ambassador John Maisto, President of the US-Philippines Society; Rep. Eliot Engel; Ambassador Kim Beazley of Australia; Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative Karl Ehlers; and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific Danny Russel. (Philippine Embassy Photo by Nomelie Veluz)

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WDC-163-2013
08 August 2013

Mark Lippert, Chief of Staff of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (second from right), listens as Chairman Royce delivers his response to the toast of Ambassador Cuisia. In his remarks, Chairman Royce expressed his gratitude to Ambassador and Mrs. Cuisia for the warm friendship they have extended to him and Mrs. Royce. He said that the United States needs to develop stronger ties with other democracies that share the same values with the US. He raised a toast to the Philippines and the US pivot to Asia. (Philippine Embassy Photo by Nomelie Veluz)