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26/04/2012: Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario to Speak at the Heritage Foundation

The Heritage Foundation

Cordially Invites You to

Common Challenges, New Developments in the U.S.-Philippines Alliance

Speaker:         The Honorable Albert del Rosario, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines

Host     :           Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D., Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, and Director, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Date     : Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Time    : 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4999, ph 202 546 4400 | fax 202 546 8328, heritage.org

Secretary Albert del Rosario will be visiting Washington to participate in the first "2 plus 2" dialogue among the U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense and the Philippines Secretaries of Foreign Affairs and National Defense. The meeting comes amidst escalating tensions in the South China Sea and much speculation about new ways the U.S.-Philippines alliance can address common challenges associated with China's aggressiveness in waters far from its shores.

The Philippines in the last couple years has emerged as a real leader in pressing Southeast Asia's diplomatic prerogatives. Secretary del Rosario has been right in the thick of his nation's new found confidence. He has also been a key mover in energizing the alliance. His views on where the alliance is headed and its application to the current impasse in the South China Sea promises to be quite informative and enlightening.

Interested parties may RSVP by calling (202) 675-1752 or register online at www.heritage.org/events/2012/04/us-philippines-alliance.

Guests are subject to Terms and Conditions of Attendance, which can be read at heritage.org/Events/Terms-and-Conditions-of-Attendance.