Biden, Marcos urge peace, stability across Taiwan Strait

May 2, 2023 - 1:44 PM
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. participates in a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 1, 2023. (Reuters/Leah Millis)

U.S President Joe Biden and Philippines President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. stressed “the importance of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait” in a joint statement on Monday after the two leaders met at the White House.

Biden and Marcos also expressed “their unwavering commitment to freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea.”

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—Reporting by Paul Grant; Editing by Tim Ahmann