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NEWS | Jan. 12, 2024

Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on Secretary Gina Raimondo’s Participation in the Presidential Trade and Investment Mission to the Philippines

White House

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today announced he will send a Presidential Trade and Investment Mission to Manila, Philippines March 11-12, 2024 to enhance U.S. companies’ contributions to the Philippines’ innovation economy, connective infrastructure, clean energy transition, critical minerals sector, and the food security of its people. The mission will be led by Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and will reinforce the Philippines as a key hub for regional supply chains and high-quality investment. President Biden’s announcement follows on his commitment to Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to advance U.S.-Philippines economic ties and internationally recognized labor rights.