Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia will visit the Philippines early next month for talks with President Marcos and other officials on a wide range of issues, including regional security and economic development, Malacaang announced on Friday.
Albanese’s Sept. 7 to Sept. 8 visit, the first to the country by an Australian prime minister since 2003, is seen to boost defense and trade relations between the two allies, according to the Presidential Communications Office (PCO).
“The Philippines and Australia share a rich history of friendship and collaboration, which has flourished through the decades,” the PCO said.
The visit will come on the heels of a joint military e…
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