Bongbong Marcos flies to US for 4-day visit, meeting with Biden
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sunday left for Washington, D.C. for a four-day official visit to the United States.
The aircraft carrying the President and his delegation left Villamor Airbase in Pasay City at around 1:30 p.m.
Marcos is set to meet with his American counterpart, President Joe Biden on May 1.
It will be their second meeting since September last year when they met at the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly.
According to the White House, the US is expected to reaffirm its “ironclad commitment” in the defense of the Philippines during the meeting of the two heads of state.
Biden and Marcos will tackle regional matters and joint efforts to “uphold international law and promote a free and open Indo-Pacific,” it added.
Marcos earlier said he will discuss and reexamine with Biden military cooperation agreements between the US and the Philippines.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) earlier said that Marcos will pursue the Philippines’ economic agenda aside from discussing defense and security when he goes to Washington.
He would also take up his plans for agriculture and food security, in terms of infrastructure development, in terms of renewable energy, and clean energy.