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Friday, March 10, 2023

Ambassador Romualdez: What Strong PH-US Relations Mean for the Indo-Pacific and the World

(L-R) Dr. Amada Won, Director of the China/Asia Program; Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez; and Ambassador Aldona Z. Woś, President of the IWP

– On 9 March 2023, Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez was the guest lecturer at the Institute of World Politics (IWP) held at their campus  in Washington, D.C. In this lecture, the Ambassador elaborated on what’s in store for the Philippine-US relations on topics of PH-US bilateral relations, PH foreign policy priorities, PH perspectives on global and regional security challenges, the PH-US alliance within the context of the Indo-Pacific, and prospects for future relations. He also underscored the focus of both countries in the field of security, trade and investments, and most importantly the people-to-people connection during the Q&A session.

Ambassador Romualdez (center podium) addresses attendees of the lecture on the Philippines-US Alliance

“In the midst of geopolitical realities, especially in our part of the world, the Philippines and the United States are at a juncture where important relations call for heightened and balanced security alliance and economic engagements. Without doubt, having a strong bilateral relationship between our two countries will contribute to regional peace, stability, and security in the Indo-Pacific area”, said the Ambassador in his remarks.

The IWP is an independent graduate school founded to fill a major national need: to supply professional education in statecraft, national security, intelligence, and international affairs that no other school offers and that few people acquire except through an entire career of on-the-job experience.

The video-on-demand is available here:


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