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PBBM says US trip successful; calls meeting with Biden ‘very significant’

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday described as “successful” his six-day working visit to the United States.

“Kung ang malaking porsiyento, if the majority of what we had discussed with our potential and present business partners and investors, kung malaking — let’s say if we can get 80 percent of what we talked about palagay ko maganda. So in that sense, I will of course consider, I consider this trip successful,” Marcos said in an interview with members of the media.

The chief executive described his meeting with US President Joe Biden as “very significant,” noting that they have talked on a wide range of issues in a bid to strengthen longstanding ties between Manila and Washington.

Marcos said Biden and other leaders had expressed expressions of support to step up partnerships.

“We laid out the general framework of where we are going to head with the relationship between the Philippines and the United States. I am very happy to be able to report to you that the expressions of support of President Joe Biden and our friends here in the United States have been very positive,” said Marcos.

In his six-day working visit, Marcos met with various heads of state, including US President Joe Biden, Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and French President Emmanuel Macron.

He also addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday, where he delivered the “message of unity” before world leaders.

“The central purpose was to speak before the United Nations General Assembly at ‘yung mensahe ko sa General Assembly, dinala ko ang mensahe ng pagkakaisa, and I called for unity on a global scale, and the response I think was very good,” said Marcos. PND