US President Obama’s visit to the PHL to provide momentum to relations –Palace

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) — Malacanang on Thursday said that the visit of US President Barack Obama to the Philippines will provide a new momentum to the Philippine-US relations.

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. confirmed the earlier announcement of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) that President Obama is set to visit late April this year.

Aside from the Philippines, President Obama will also be visiting Japan, South Korea, Malaysia in the same month.

“President Obama will meet with Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III to discuss ways to further strengthen enduring alliance,” Coloma said during a Palace briefing.

The PCOO chief further said that the alliance includes the expanding of security, economic and people to people ties.

“President Obama’s visit will provide a new momentum to Philippine-US relations and strengthen the partnerships of the two nations in many areas,” he added.

He also said that there is no concrete information on what particular topics will be discussed between the two Presidents since the agenda is still being completed. (PNA)