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The US ambassador to PH is scheduled to arrive in July: envoy

MaryKay Carlson, the U.S. ambassador-designate to the Philippines, will finally arrive in Manila before the end of July, the embassy announced on Friday.

“We are eager to welcome our new ambassador in the near future. By the end of the month, she’ll be in the Philippines “Heather Variava, the Chargé d’Affaires for the US Embassy, made the comment outside a celebration for the 246th anniversary of US Independence.

Carlson is in Washington, DC, according to Variava, getting ready for her tour of service.

“She is currently in Washington attending meetings in order to travel to the Philippines. Stay tuned; there will be much more regarding the new ambassador “Added she.

Sung Kim, the previous US ambassador to the Philippines, will be replaced by Carlson in October 2020.

Before Carlson was eventually nominated and confirmed this year, the embassy was run by a chargé d’affaires for more than a year.

Prior to Variava, who will be Carlson’s deputy once she gets to Manila, John Law, who was the embassy’s last chargé d’affaires, was in charge.

In the partnership between the two countries, particularly in terms of security and its Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, Variava said there is “a lot to look forward to.”

She said, “We here at the embassy, as well as our allies in the United States, look forward to working closely with President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. and his administration to achieve a successful, healthy, and safe future for the peoples of both our nations.

After Malacanang revealed that Marcos had tested positive for the coronavirus illness 2019, she said, “We wish the next President good health and a safe recovery.”

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