Statement on the visit of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to the White House

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For Immediate Release                                                            July 11, 2009
Statement on the visit of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the White House
The President will receive President Arroyo at the White House on July 30, where they will have an opportunity to discuss ways to enhance U.S.-Philippine cooperation on critical global issues including counterterrorism and climate change, as well as further the traditionally strong alliance and bond between our nations.  While in Washington, President Arroyo will also meet with key U.S. government officials and members of Congress, private sector partners, and business groups. 
President Arroyo will be the first leader from Southeast Asia to visit the United States under the Obama administration.