President George W. Bush's Visit: A New Milestone in a Century of Close Philippine-American Friendship
A NEW milestone in a century of close partnership and enduring friendship, a gesture of reciprocity, a visit that firms up the bilateral commitment to work hand-in-hand to combat poverty and terrorism these and many more make up the visit today of His Excellency, President George W. Bush of the United States of America.
Together with a delegation of economic and military officials, the eighthour visit of the United States President will provide an occasion for the leader of the global campaign against terror to personally convey his countrys policy on its relations with the Philippines and the regional/global pursuit of security and development when he delivers his address to a joint session of the Philippine Congress.
From Congress, President Bush will make full use of what has been described as the longest working hours he will accumulate in all the countries to be visited in Asia to a meeting with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. They will renew their commitment to the struggle against terrorism and poverty, two issues that these leaders have recognized are closely linked with each other. …