Biden greets Philippines on Independence Day, highlights US-PHL ‘deep bonds’

“Our people are forever connected through our deep bonds and shared sacrifices of valor, of family, and of friendship,” United States President Joe Biden said in his video greetings for the 123rd Philippines Independence Day.

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken also released a statement for the said occasion.

“This year marks the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our two countries and the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty.  Our long and deeply interwoven history stands as a strong foundation for our enduring alliance, and our close relationship is rooted in our shared interests and rich people-to-people ties,” Blinken said.

“Together, as friends, allies, and partners, our two countries will strive to ensure a more peaceful, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. We look forward to deepening our friendship and cooperation for many years to come,” the US Secretary of State added.