Pres. Aquino arrives in US, hopes to strengthen ties on four day trip

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Sept. 22, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Following his eight day visit to Europe, President Aquino III arrived in the U.S. on Saturday, Sept. 20.

The Philippine government is spending over $300,000 for President Aquino’s visit to the U.S.

This covers expenses for transportation, accommodation, food, equipment and other requirements of Aquino and his delegation.

Malacanang says Aquino sees this U.S. visit as an opportunity to push his government’s agenda on trade, tourism, peace and security – as well as to strengthen ties between the Philippine and the United States.

President Aquino’s first stop in his four day visit to the U.S. was in Boston.

Today, the president proceeded to New York.

President Aquino will be back in the country on Sept. 25.

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