Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia announced Friday, August 11 during a meeting in Makati, the official date of US President Barrack Obama’s visit to the Philippines. According to Cuisia, Obama will be in the country on April 28 and 29.
This visit will strengthen the ties between two allies. “President Obama’s visit will provide a new momentum to Philippines-US relations and strengthen the partnership of the two nations in many areas,” the ambassador said. It is anticipated that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement will discussed on the said visit. This new agreement will increase US military rotation and activities in the Philippines.
According to White House, the visit will “highlight the economic ties and security cooperation between the two countries, including through the modernization of defense alliance, efforts to expand economic ties and spark economic growth through the Partnership for Growth, and through our deep and enduring people-to-people ties.”
President Obama will also visit Japan, South Korea, and Malaysia this month.