Philippine envoy eyes June 2023 US state visit for Marcos

26 October 2022

In a briefing with visiting Filipino journalists, Romualdez said the embassy will try to time the visit during the Summit for Democracy that will be held in the US capital. Marcos is expected to attend the summit.

“We are going to start working on that one as a possibility,” Romualdez said.

Marcos’ state visit is expected to highlight his administration’s efforts to reaffirm ties with the US, in a key turnaround from the hostile treatment of Manila’s longest treaty ally by his predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte, who vowed never to step foot in America.

“It is not a goal. It is our view that it is time for a Philippine President to come to Washington DC and of course the White House is also looking at it as such. The summit for democracy may be an opportunity for us to schedule it, but it is still up in the air of course,” Romualdez said.

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