Philippines working on possible Marcos visit to Washington —envoy

March 10, 2023 - 9:32 AM
U.S. President Joe Biden takes part in a bilateral meeting with Philippines President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr. in New York, New York, U.S., September 22, 2022. (Reuters/Leah Millis)

 The Philippine ambassador to Washington said on Thursday Manila is working to arrange a possible visit to Washington this year by Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos.

Jose Manuel Romualdez told an event hosted by Washington’s Institute of World Politics that Marcos is expected to visit the U.S. West Coast later in the year for the APEC summit, which is scheduled to be held in San Francisco in the week of Nov. 12.

“We are also working on a possible standalone visit here in Washington DC, although we have yet to agree on the likely dates,” Romualdez said.

—Reporting by David Brunnstrom; Editing by Chris Reese