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US-PHILIPPINES BILATERAL STRATEGIC DIALOGUE

US assistant secretary of state visits Manila Jan. 18-21

/ 11:13 PM January 17, 2023
Daniel J. Kritenbrink STORY: US assistant secretary of state to visit Manila on Jan. 18-21

US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink attends a press conference in Phnom Penh on July 13, 2022. (File photo  by TANG CHHIN SOTHY / Agence France-Presse)

MANILA, Philippines — US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Kritenbrink, who is in charge of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, will be in Manila from Jan. 18 to 21, the Department of State announced on its website on Tuesday.

The US delegation co-chair, Defense Deputy Assistant Secretary Lindsey Ford will accompany Kritenbirk.

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Kritenbirk will attend the 10th US-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue, where he will meet with Filipino diplomatic and defense officials.

“This dialogue underscores the strength of the US-Philippines alliance, focusing on areas of mutual interest including maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific, addressing global challenges, enhancing bilateral and regional economic cooperation, and strengthening our people-to-people ties,” the Department of State said on its website.

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Kritenbirk will also meet with local civil society leaders and students to discuss US policy in the Indo-Pacific region.

He is expected to affirm the commitment of the US to helping the Philippines develop quality digital infrastructure.

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