Aquino, Clinton discuss stronger defense, economic ties

Posted at Nov 16 2011 06:37 PM | Updated as of Nov 17 2011 02:37 AM

President Aquino and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met in Malacañang this morning to discuss strengthening  economic partnership and defense cooperation between the US and the Philippines.

Clinton and Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario signed the Manila Declaration reaffirming US commitments under the Mutual Defense Treaty. Clinton and Del Rosario likewise launched the Partnership for Growth. Top Story, ANC, November 16, 2011