Romualdez sees stronger ties after US visit

Speaker Martin Romualdez has assured the United States that the House of Representatives, under his leadership, will remain committed to supporting measures to increase both countries’ cooperation, particularly in the supply chain, health, security, environment, energy and interconnectivity.

During his meeting with US State Department Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink in Washington D.C. on Tuesday (US time), Romualdez took the opportunity to thank Kritenbrink for the US’ continued robust alliance with the country.

“I believe that an enhanced dialogue between the US and the Philippines would help cement the bond of friendship that we have forged throughout the years,” said the Leyte solon.

He also expressed confidence that their meeting would lead to stronger relations between the US and the Philippi and contribute to the entire Asia-Pacific region’s stability and development.

The said meeting would broaden and strengthen the engagement between the two countries and bolster ongoing and future bilateral initiatives, particularly in the area of economic cooperation, according to the Speaker.

Romualdez also took the opportunity to express gratitude to the US for its ongoing support to the Philippines and its crucial aid in the nation’s Covid-19 pandemic response.

The House chief had previously advocated for closer ties with the US and expressed gratitude to the world superpower for aiding the Philippines.

Prior to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s trip to the US in September of last year, the Speaker and other lawmakers organized a Congressional Friendship Caucus for their American counterparts.

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