Monday, May 1

President Joe Biden is welcoming President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines at the White House today. They will hold a bilateral meeting and make joint remarks.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated, “During the visit, President Biden will reaffirm the United States’ ironclad commitment to the defense of the Philippines, and the leaders will discuss efforts to strengthen the longstanding U.S.-Philippines alliance.“

She continued, “The two leaders will review opportunities to deepen economic cooperation and promote inclusive prosperity, expand our nations’ special people-to-people ties, invest in the clean energy transition and the fight against climate change, and ensure respect for human rights.“

The press secretary added, “The two leaders will also discuss regional matters and coordinate on efforts to uphold international law and promote a free and open Indo-Pacific.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Biden and President Marcos to seek God’s guidance as they discuss mutual concerns.
  • For wisdom for the presidents as they consider strategies to address issues of international law and trade.
  • For President Biden and his advisers to be discerning in their commitments of U.S. assistance and support.

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