Obama congratulates new Philippine president

08:11, June 10, 2010      

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U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday spoke to Benigno Aquino III for congratulating him on his election as the Philippines' 15th president, said the White House.

President Obama "noted the deep historic and people-to-people ties between the United States and the Philippines and our strong cooperation on security and economic issues in the Asia Pacific region and globally," said a White House statement.

"The Philippines is a long time ally and close friend of the United States. The President and President-elect Aquino said they looked forward to bringing our cooperation to a new level and to meeting at a mutually convenient time," said the statement.

Source:Xinhua

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