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12/05/2015: PHILIPPINES AND US REAFFIRM TIES, DISCUSS WAYS TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN COOPERATION

PRESS RELEASE
WDC-028-2015 
13 May 2015

WASHINGTON D.C.–Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario met with US Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken today, May 12, during his two-day visit to Washington, D.C.

“Our relationship with the United States remains a cornerstone of our foreign policy. As treaty allies and strategic partners, the Philippines and the US stand together to promote common interests. It is critical that both our countries continue to work together to maintain the dynamism of our alliance,” Secretary Del Rosario said.

Secretary Del Rosario and Deputy Secretary Blinken discussed the US rebalance policy towards the Asia-Pacific region. They also exchanged views on recent developments in the South China Sea, which have direct implications for regional peace, security and stability.###

PHOTO RELEASE
WDC-044-2015
13 May 2015

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario and US Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken pose for a photo before their meeting on the state of PHL-US bilateral affairs of 12 May 2015 at the US Department of State, Washington, DC.