Obama Ph visit: Should China be worried?
The visit of the US President, Barrack Obama to the Philippines aims to strengthen economic ties and cooperation between the two countries. He is due to arrive on 28 April, this was confirmed by Philippine Ambassador to the US, Jose Cuisia Jr.
Talks between the two Presidents will revolve around topics on strategic partnership between the United States and the Philippines. As stated by Herminio Coloma Jr., the United States intends to boost its presence in Asia along with its allies. Coloma also said, “there is a process of rebalancing called the Asian pivot. This is because Asia lies at a strategic location where its sea lanes provide vast opportunities for global commerce and there is a lot of interest that is at stake here.”
Another important agenda will be on defense and security where the Philippines and the United States will reaffirm their military alliances in the same way that the US assured Japan its support in the course of territorial conflicts and disputes with China.
Security measures and preparations are being organized by the authorities to ensure a smooth and peaceful visit of President Obama in the country.