US State Secretary, PHL Foreign Affairs Secretary meet in Thailand

Politics & Governance

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. met with United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo at the sidelines of the 52nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting/Post Ministerial Conference (AMM/PMC) in Thailand.

US State Department photo

According to Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) the meeting aimed to continue discussion on expanding cooperation under the long-standing alliance between the Philippines and the United States, following their last meeting in Manila last March.

According to US Department of State, US Infrastructure Transaction and Assistance Network (ITAN) which promotes high-quality and financially sustainable infrastructure in the Indo-Pacific to help ASEAN’s infrastructure investment needs is providing technical assistance to the Philippines.

“As part of the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP), USTDA has supported a range of information and communications technology activities across the region, including funding for a technical assistance grant to help the Philippines implement its National Broadband Network Project,” it added.