PH, US agree to forge stronger, deeper relations
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario and newly-installed United States (U.S.) Secretary of State John Kerry have agreed to continue forging stronger and deeper relations between the Philippines and the United States. This understanding was reached between the two officials in a phone call made last night by Secretary Kerry to Secretary del Rosario.
“We spoke at length about our relations and the many opportunities we have to move them further forward. We agreed that as strategic partners with a long shared history and profound common values, it is important for both our nations to deepen our relations on all levels,” Secretary del Rosario said, adding that much of the discussion focused on a wide range of key, strategic initiatives, particularly in the area of security and defense.