In spite of difficulties, US Ambassador Sung Y. Kim said that the connection between the Philippines and US has remained “incredibly tight.”
In a keynote address at the second IT-BPM Business Resiliency Summit held at the Manila Marriot Hotel, the US envoy emphasized mutual partnership, engagement, and very strong people-to-people ties between the Philippines and the US.
Kim, who has been the US Ambassador in the Philippines for more than a year, also expressed certainty and confidence in future prospects of both countries.
He likewise noticed the joint effort embraced by the US embassy to guarantee business dependence. The US-Phil Joint Cybersecurity Working Group and the Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council are among the important efforts of the US Embassy to help ensure business resiliency in the Philippines.
Kim also mentioned that the embassy has extended assistance to Marawi and post-Haiyan in Tacloban areas to help local enterprises recover more quickly. They have also forged cooperation with key cities to strengthen planning for disaster response.
“I have learned that when businesses are more prepared and recover more quickly from a disaster, communities also recover more quickly,” he added.