Duterte, US Secretary of State reaffirm longstanding US-PHL alliance

President Rodrigo Duterte and United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo have reaffirmed the longstanding US-Philippines alliance during their meeting on February 28.

“They reaffirmed the longstanding U.S.-Philippines alliance, discussing ways to improve cooperation on regional security and counterterrorism,” US Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said in a statement.

“The Secretary and President Duterte also exchanged views on ongoing efforts to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea,” he added.