Marcos: U.S.-Philippines ties back on normal road of partnership

May 5, 2023 - 12:03 PM
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos speaks to Reuters during an exclusive interview at his hotel in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2023. (Reuters/Evelyn Hockstein)

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said on Thursday that relations between Washington and Manila were back on a “normal road of partnership.”

Speaking to a U.S. think-tank during a visit to Washington in which he met this week with President Joe Biden, Marcos said bilateral ties now need to evolve to make them more responsive to present and emerging challenges.

—Reporting By David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Leslie Adler