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Remarks: Joe Biden Holds a Trilat with the Leaders of Japan and the Philippines - April 11, 2024

  • Joe Biden
    Person
  • Fumio Kishida
    Person
  • Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
    Person
  • President Marcos
    Person
Unknown

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:00:00-00:00:17 (18 sec)
Mr. President, Mr. Prime Minister, today we mark a historic moment: the first-ever leaders' summit between the United States, Japan, and the Philippines. And it's truly an honor to have you both here as we begin this new era of a partnership. 1

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:00:17-00:00:50 (33 sec)
As you've heard me say before, a great deal of history in our world will be written in the Indo-Pacific over the coming years and the three -- as the three allies, three steadfast partners, and three proud democracies representing a half a billion people. And, today, we commit to writing that story and a future together, to building an Indo-Pacific that is free, open, prosperous, and secure for all. 2

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:00:50-00:01:19 (28 sec)
This afternoon, we'll discuss a few key areas where our nations are deepening ties. First, technology and clean energy. We're securing our semiconductor supply chain -- from securing our semiconductor supply chain, to expanding trusted telecommunications in the Philippines, to building a clean energy workforce, to expanding our cooperation across the entire board. 3

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:01:19-00:01:42 (23 sec)
Second, we are deepening our maritime and security ties. This is something I know you've discussed with Vice President Harris during her travel to the Indo-Pacific. And I want to be clear: The United States -- The United States' defense commitments to Japan and to the Philippines are ironclad. They're ironclad. 4

Joe Biden

Somewhat Negative
00:01:42-00:01:54 (12 sec)
As I've said before, any attack on Philippine aircraft, vessels, or armed forces in the South China Sea would invoke our Mutual Defense Treaty. 5

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:01:54-00:02:24 (30 sec)
Finally, I'm proud to announce we're launching an economic corridor in the Philippines as part of the G7's Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment. This is the first corridor in the Indo-Pacific. It means more jobs for people across the entire region. It means more investment in sectors critical to our future: clean energy, ports, railroads, agriculture, and much more. 6

Joe Biden

Positive
00:02:24-00:02:31 (7 sec)
I'm looking forward to discussing all this with all of you. But, first, Mr. President, I'm going to hand it over to you. 7

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:02:31-00:02:35 (3 sec)
President Marcos. 8

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Very Positive
00:02:35-00:02:53 (19 sec)
Thank you very much, Mr. President. And, once again, allow me to thank you for hosting us -- Prime Minister Kishida and myself -- in the White House for this very important agreement, which we are going to formalize today. 9

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Very Positive
00:02:53-00:03:22 (29 sec)
We meet today as friends and partners, bound by a shared vision and pursuit of a peaceful, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific. It is a partnership borne not out of convenience, nor of expediency, but as a natural progression of a deepening relation and robust cooperation amongst our three countries, linked by a profound respect for democracy, good governance, and the rule of law. 10

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Very Positive
00:03:22-00:03:39 (17 sec)
Today's historic summit is a culmination of several preparatory engagements between our foreign ministries, our national security advisors, and our vice ministers, as well as the conduct of trilateral maritime exercises and joint development cooperation. 11

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Unknown
00:03:39-00:03:45 (6 sec)
But this meeting can be just a beginning. 12

President Marcos

Positive
00:03:45-00:04:00 (15 sec)
Facing the complex challenges of our time requires concert- -- concerted efforts on everyone's part, a dedication to a common purpose, and an unwavering commitment to the rules-based international order. 13

President Marcos

Very Positive
00:04:00-00:04:21 (21 sec)
This is a meeting that looks ahead. As we deepen our ties and enhance our coordination, we seek to identify ways of growing our economies and making them more resilient, climate-proofing our -- our cities and our societies, sustaining our development progress, and forging a peaceful word -- world for the next generation. 14

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Positive
00:04:21-00:04:31 (10 sec)
Today's summit is an opportunity to define the future that we want and how we intend to achieve it together. 15

President Marcos

Very Positive
00:04:31-00:04:36 (5 sec)
Thank you. And I wish us all a successful meeting. 16

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:04:36-00:04:37 (1 sec)
Thank you. 17

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:04:37-00:04:44 (7 sec)
Mr. Prime Minister, the floor is yours. 18

Fumio Kishida

Very Positive
00:04:44-00:04:55 (11 sec)
[Via interpreter] I very much appreciate that we are having the first-ever Japan-U.S.-Philippines summit. And I would like to extend my deep gratitude to President Biden for your leadership. 19

Fumio Kishida

Very Positive
00:04:55-00:05:03 (8 sec)
[Via interpreter] And, President Marcos, we met last year in December, and what a pleasure it is to see you once again. 20

Fumio Kishida

Slightly Negative
00:05:03-00:05:20 (17 sec)
[Via interpreter] In the midst of compound crisis faced by the global community, multi-layered cooperation between allies and likeminded countries is essential if we are to maintain and bolster a free and open international order based on the rule of law. 21

Fumio Kishida

Unknown
00:05:20-00:05:29 (9 sec)
[Via interpreter] Today's meeting will make history as an occasion that significantly pushed forward such initiative. 22

Fumio Kishida

Very Positive
00:05:29-00:05:47 (18 sec)
[Via interpreter] Japan, the U.S., and the Philippines are maritime nations connected by the Pacific Ocean and are natural partners. We share fundamental values and principles and have supported regional economic development. 23

Fumio Kishida

Very Positive
00:05:47-00:06:03 (16 sec)
[Via interpreter] In order to secure peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, I hope to reaffirm our intention to further strengthen trilateral cooperation and to present the specific way forward through today's meeting. Thank you. 24

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:06:03-00:06:08 (5 sec)
Thank you very much, Mr. President and Mr. Prime Minister. 25

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:06:08-00:06:26 (18 sec)
To put it simply, when we stand as one, we're able to forge a better future for all. And that's what this new trilat is all about, in my view: building a better future for people across the Indo-Pacific and, quite frankly, beyond -- around the world. 26

Joe Biden

Positive
00:06:26-00:06:32 (7 sec)
So, thank you both for being here. And I look forward to this first summit and many more in the years ahead. 27

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:06:32-00:06:40 (8 sec)
And as we say goodbye to the press, we'll wait a minute here, and we'll get moving. 28