Continuing her series of engagements around the country, US Ambassador MaryKay Carlson pays a visit to the Western Mindanao Command (WESTMINCOM) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on October 28, 2022.
The Acting Commander, WESTMINCOM Marine BGen Arturo Rojas briefed the Ambassador of the WESTMINCOM’s security Campaign Plan and its successes. He emphasized that the teamwork and partnership of both country and its forces is key and matters in overcoming the challenges poised by the complex security environment in Western Mindanao. Ambassador Carlson on her part thanked the command for the very warm welcome accorded to her and party even during a rainy day. Moreover, she expressed her appreciation and respect to the troops for the sacrifices and hard work that all the soldiers are doing for a secured region.
She reiterated the commitment of the US government in supporting their allies and partner nations in countering terrorism. BGen Rojas and Ambassador Carlson both believe that the long-standing relationship and bond of both countries will withstand and overcome all the challenges ahead.