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Marcoses meet US VP Harris, Second Gentleman

WASHINGTON—President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos on Tuesday (Washington time) met with US Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Dough Emhoff at the Number One Observatory Circle on Tuesday.

Harris told Marcos that they shared the same passion especially when it comes to security, economy, and clean energy. The US Vice President also recalled her visit to Manila in November of last year.

"Your leadership, we have been able to continue to do work that we have that is a priority around our mutual prosperity and security. During my visit to the Philippines, we discussed many issues including the importance of a clean energy economy. You and I share a passion for that," Harris said.

"As well as issues that relate to food security and what we must do around digital inclusion. And on the issue of security of course, the work that our countries are doing together as it relates to the South China Sea, as it relates to what we must do in terms of continuing to work together through our Coast Guards," she added.

Marcos told Harris that his trip to the US has allowed him to strengthen the ties between the two countries.

"I think that has given us the very attractive opportunity to continue to strengthen that relationship between our two countries in the face, in the context of all of the difficulties and complexities, the rising tensions in our region and the world," Marcos said.

"And once again, we turn to our American partners, [our only?] treaty partner in the world," he added. —NB, GMA Integrated News