Biden called Marcos to congratulate him on presidential election

May 12, 2022 - 1:02 PM
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing executive orders strengthening access to affordable healthcare at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 28, 2021. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo)

 U.S. President Joe Biden called Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to congratulate him on his presidential victory in the Philippines and said he looked forward to strengthening an alliance between the two nations, the White House said on Wednesday.

—Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Christopher Cushing