The U.S. Japan, and Philippines Will Hold First-Ever Trilateral Leaders Summit in April

On March 18th, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced that United States President Joe Biden will welcome Japanese Prime Minister (PM) Fumio Kishida and Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to the White House on April 11th for a trilateral summit in regards to the Indo-Pacific region and its’ future.

This is significant, as it marks the first summit between these nations.

This meeting will cover how to keep the Indo-Pacific a free and clear region, deepening the historical, economic, and democratic-based relationship between the three nations.

Additionally, President Biden will host another meeting with President Marcos, reinforcing the “ironclad” relationship shared between the U.S. and the Philippines. The leaders will also make efforts to expand upon things such as human rights, clean energy, people-to-people ties, economic security, and democratic values.