The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Secretary Pompeo welcomed Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano to the Department of State in Washington, D.C. today. The Secretary reaffirmed the longstanding U.S.-Philippines alliance and discussed ongoing efforts to address regional issues such as North Korea, the South China Sea, and counterterrorism. Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Cayetano also explored opportunities to enhance bilateral trade, increase security cooperation, and strengthen people-to-people ties between our two countries.
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