US Vice President Kamala Harris and US Ambassador to the Philippines Marykay L. Carloson introduced and discussed new initiatives to strengthen US-Philippines alliance during a town hall meeting at the Sofitel hotel in Pasay City on Monday, November 21, 2022.
The Vice President, who is on her first state visit to the country, discussed initiatives on climate change action, energy security, and sustainable infrastructure, enhanced defense cooperation agreement, food security and sustainable agriculture, upskilling and the digital economy, and human rights and health security.
Travel of VP Harris to the Philippines reaffirms the bilateral alliance between the two countries. It is also expected to spur cooperation on a range of issues that included advancing clean energy, addressing the climate crisis, promoting inclusive growth and innovation, increasing access to quality education and health sources, combating trafficking in persons, facing common security challenges, supporting freedom of the seas, and deepening people-to-people ties.
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