U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Visit the Philippines from 18 to 19 March 2024

14 March 2024
Embassy Press and Information Section

Manila, Philippines – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit the Philippines for the second time from 18 to 19 March 2024. In Manila, Secretary Blinken will meet with Secretary for Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo to discuss the notable progress in bilateral ties and the shared commitment to further strengthen the Philippines-United States alliance in pursuit of common interests.

Among the range of key issues to be tackled, the broadening and deepening of cooperation in the economic sphere will be high on the agenda. Discussions will highlight efforts to promote trade and investments and a common resolve to sustain economic resiliency as an essential component of national security. The two secretaries are also anticipated to discuss overall bilateral cooperation in the context of regional issues.

Secretary Blinken’s visit will take place only a few days after the successful visit of the U.S. Presidential Trade and Investment Mission to the Philippines led by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. ###