Manila, October 6, 2016 — In his final address to the members of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham), U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg underscored the strong U.S.-Philippine relationship and reflected upon his three-year tenure as envoy to the Philippines. The Ambassador was the guest of honor at AmCham’s meeting held on October 5 at the Manila Hotel.
In his remarks, Ambassador Goldberg said, “The fundamentals of bilateral cooperation with the Philippines and our relationship with the Filipino people remain strong. Our history of cooperation spans 70 years, and our commitment to this country remains unchanged. The Philippines is a key strategic partner of the United States and our military alliance, development assistance, and commercial cooperation continue. Much like you, we are relying on strong ties developed through our common endeavors as well as building effective relationships with new partners to ensure productive future cooperation.”
Noting that AmCham is “the voice of American business in the Philippines,” the Ambassador further stressed AmCham’s role in bilateral cooperation, and cited examples of contributions made by U.S. companies to disaster relief and development, education, and the environment.