Metro Manila, September 22 ------ President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and United States President Joe Biden are set to meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Malacañang confirmed.
The meeting will be the first in-person discussion between the two leaders, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles noted in a statement. “This is a momentous event for both countries as it is an opportunity to discuss 76 fruitful years of the Philippine-US alliance,” Cruz-Angeles said.
Topics expected to be tackled include mutual cooperation, trade, and direct investments, according to the Palace official. Specific details, including the date, were not provided as of publishing. Marcos is in the US for a six-day trip to attend the UNGA and other engagements.