Aquino meets Obama in Japan-A A +A
Sunday, November 14, 2010
YOKOHAMA, Japan – President Benigno Aquino III met United States President Barack Obama here where they discussed on the issuance of travel advisories against the Philippines.
In an ambush interview, Aquino said Obama promised to look into the request of the Philippines to downgrade the travel warnings.
“Naibanggit natin kay President Obama iyong ating mga agam-agam doon sa mga travel advisory at ipinangako naman niya na titingnan at himingi rin siya ng pag-unawa doon sa mga nata-target,” Aquino stressed.
He cited that he was able to talk to Obama but not through a bilateral meeting.
“Nagkaroon lang kami ng pagkakataon para magkaliwanagan,” he said, adding that he also had a discussion with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the issue.
US, along with France, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, issued travel advisories against the Philippines early this month. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)