PHL top officials meet US Pacific Command Admiral in Hawaii

Philippines’ top officials are in a 4-day trip to Hawaii to meet with United States Pacific Command (PACOM) commander Admiral Harry Harris.

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Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Foreign Affairs Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano, Department of the Interior and Local Government officer-in-charge Eduardo Año were welcomed by Admiral Harris at PACOM headquarters on May 18.

“The leaders are meeting at PACOM prior to Harris’ change of command ceremony later this month,” the US Navy said.

“The leaders reaffirmed their countries’ commitments to their shared interests and to each other, as long-standing friends, partners and allies in the Indo-Pacific region,” the US Navy added.

DND spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said on Thursday “the agenda is not privy to us. Mahirap mag-speculate kasi wala namang sinabi but silang apat ang magkakasama.”