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Signing of Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

Monday April 28, 2014 — Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg and Secretary of National Defense Voltaire Gazmin signed the Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation (EDCA).    The U.S. –Philippine alliance, underpinned by the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines (MDT), has been a key aspect of security and ...
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FACT SHEET: U.S.-Philippines Partnership for Growth

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2014   FACT SHEET U.S.-Philippines Partnership for Growth   The Partnership for Growth (PFG), a whole of government effort resulting from President Obama’s September 2010 Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development, is a high-level initiative focused on economic growth in countries committed ...
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Remarks by President Obama and President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines in a Joint Press Conference

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 28, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO III OF THE PHILIPPINES IN JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE     Malacañang Palace Manila, Philippines 3:40 P.M. PHT PRESIDENT AQUINO:  The honorable President of the United States Barack Obama and his official delegation, members of ...
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FACT SHEET: United States-Philippines Bilateral Relations

President Obama visited the Philippines from April 28-29 to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to the alliance, and to discuss with President Aquino our strategic vision for the bilateral relationship.  The President noted our shared history, shared democratic values, strong people-to-people ties, commitment to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, and commitment to build ...
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