United States Navy Pacific Fleet commander Admiral John C. Aquilino visited the Philippines from August 7 to 9.
While in the Philippines, Admiral Aquilino met with Philippine military and political leaders and to underscore US commitment to the Philippines and the Indo-Pacific region, the US Embassy in Manila said.
Admiral Aquilino took over of Pacific Fleet on May 17, 2018.
“While in the Philippines, Adm. Aquilino met with U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana, Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Cayetano, and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Gen. Carlito Galvez,” the US Embassy said.
“Adm. Aquilino’s visit focused on enhancing the relationship between both countries’ navies,” it added.