The Philippines: A Close and Important U.S. Ally
Secretary of State
PRESIDENT MACAPAGAL-ARROYO: Thank you. Thank you, Madame Secretary. Thank you. I am very happy to be here to congratulate you on your appointment and your love-fest of a confirmation. (Laughter.)
As you said, the Filipino Americans have played a very important role here, but another important thing is they all love you, both the Filipino Americans and the Filipinos in the Philippines. So we’re so proud of you.
SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you all very much.
QUESTION: Madame Secretary, can you give us a reaction to the release of A.Q. Khan?
SECRETARY CLINTON: I am very much concerned, and we’ll have more to say about that.