President Aquino speaks with President Obama at sidelines of ASEAN-US Leaders' Meeting

NEW YORK CITY – President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with US President Barack Obama at the sidelines of the 2nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-US Leaders' Meeting on Friday, September 24 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. During their one-on-one meeting, President Aquino recognized the United States’ commitment to reinvigorating its relationship with the region and its individual nations at a time of ever-increasing complexity in global affairs. Obama expressed his determination to elevate RP-US relations to a higher level, and welcomed the Philippine government’s anti-corruption efforts—a major factor in the approval of the MCC grant.

Photos by Jay Morales (Malacañang Photo Bureau)