Blinken hails ‘strong’ US-Philippine alliance in talks with Marcos


United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) meets Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr at the presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, today. Blinken is on an official visit to the Southeast Asian nation to boost diplomatic ties between the two countries. – EPA pic, August 6, 2022.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr today in a bid to bolster the countries’ “strong” alliance, as China conducts military drills around nearby Taiwan. 

Blinken is the most senior US official to visit the Southeast Asian nation – a treaty-bound ally of the United States – since Marcos took office on June 30.


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