Acting DFA Secretary attends ASEAN-US meeting in Washington

MANILA(PNA) -- Acting Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Enrique Manalo is joining his counterparts in the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for the Special ASEAN-United States (US) Foreign Ministers Meeting in Washington DC.

ASEAN foreign ministers are expected to attend the meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on May 4.

As the Chair of ASEAN in its 50th year, the Philippines presents ASEAN as a model of regionalism and a global player that values open and constructive engagement with a multitude of partners, including the US, the DFA said in a statement.

While in the US capital, Secretary Manalo is also meeting with various stakeholders to discuss strengthening Philippine-US relations.

Source: Philippines News Agency