The United States welcomes Marcos’ victory in the Philippines – Blinken

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a photo opportunity with Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu at the State Department on Monday, November 8, 2021, in Washington, U.S. (Alex Brandon / Pool via Reuters)

The United States welcomed Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s presidential victory in Philippines and he was looking forward to working with his administration, US Secretary of State Antony rapid he said in a note Wednesday.

“Our special partnership is rooted in a long and deeply intertwined history, shared values ​​and interests, and strong interpersonal bonds”, rapid he said, citing the nation’s role in building a “resilient Indo-Pacific region”.

– Report by Brendan O’Brien; written by Susan Heavey