MANILA — United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken underscored the need for strong partnerships to be able to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
“No single one of us can end the acute phase of COVID-19 alone,” he said in a social media post late Saturday evening.
“That is why strong health partnerships are so critical. In the Philippines on my recent visit, I saw this firsthand and want to thank everyone who continues to contribute to that partnership,” he added.
In his trip to the Philippines earlier this month, Blinken highlighted his country's $50-million worth of assistance to the Philippines's COVID-19 response programs.
"We’ve been proud to have donated more than 33 million safe, effective vaccines to the Philippines, [with] no political strings attached," he had said.
— report from Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News