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Pres Marcos happy with success of 6-day US visit

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. arrives morning of Sept. 25, 2022 in the Philippines after a weeklong working visit in the United States where he attended the 77th UN General Assembly and met with world leaders including US President Joe Biden. (Photo by Gelaine Louise Gutierrez/PIA-NCR)

MANILA, (PIA) -- President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. reported that his six-day working visit to the United States was a success, as he returned to Manila, Sunday morning, Sept. 25.

In his arrival speech, the President enumerated a number of accomplishments such as personally addressing the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York, and discussing a number of pressing global issues with US President Joe Biden.

"It's good to be home. We in the Philippine delegation are one in our assessment that the work done in this trip serves as a good start for opportunities identified to be made into programs and projects to benefit the Philippines and our countrymen," Pres. Marcos said upon his arrival at the NAIA Terminal 2.

"And so the work continues but I am happy to report that we have had a very good and strong start to our efforts," added the President.

Aside from Biden, Marcos also met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

He also spoke to American investors in economic briefings, including executives of the World Bank and other American companies such as P&G.

He also once again thanked the support and contribution of the Filipino community in the United States, which he first visited when he arrived there.

"In our meeting, I thanked our kababayans who came. Some came from Canada, some came all the way from Florida. I thanked them for the work they do, and their contributions to their communities in the Philippines and in the United States," Marcos said.

The visit to the US is Marcos' third trip abroad since taking office as the country's 17th President. (PIA-NCR)

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