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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the visit of President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines

President Obama will welcome President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines to the White House on Friday, June 8, 2012.  The Philippines is a long-standing friend and ally of the United States, and the President looks forward to discussing with President Aquino the close strategic, economic and people to people ties between our two countries, and our cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. The two leaders will also discuss ways to deepen bilateral cooperation.