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On Thursday (May 12), US President Joe Biden called presumptive Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to congratulate him on his election victory after the preliminary and unofficial results favored Marcos Jr by 58 percent.
US President Biden, along with Chinese President Xi Jinping, is among the first world leaders to reach out to Marcos Jr.
The White House said that “President Biden underscored that he looks forward to working with the President-elect to continue strengthening the U.S.-Philippine Alliance.”
Huang Xilian, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines, also said that he had delivered congratulatory messages from Chinese President Xi Jinping to Marcos Jr. and from Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan to Duterte.
Marcos Jr. has stated his desire to maintain stronger ties with China and appeared willing to set aside the historic arbitration victory of the Philippines. BKM/ Expat Media
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