July 4, 1989 |
Secretary of State James A. Baker III, en route to Tokyo for meetings with embattled Prime Minister Sosuke Uno, said Monday that he will reassure Japan that the sex and bribery scandals that have engulfed the government will not damage U.S.-Japan cooperation. Talking to reporters on the flight from Washington, Baker said the U.S.-Japan relationship "is strong . . . durable . . . and very, very important, not just to the Pacific but to the world as a whole."
August 30, 1987 |
Sen. Alan Cranston said Saturday that Washington has no extra funding to increase aid to the Philippines but could help boost imports from that country into the United States. The California Democrat, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he plans to discuss indirect ways of boosting the Philippine economy with President Corazon Aquino during a visit to Manila early next month. One method of helping the Philippine economy would be to defend its exports from U.S.
February 12, 1987 |
Secretary of State George P. Shultz told Congress on Wednesday that the United States has failed to live up to its obligations in the Philippines and that Filipinos will remember the failure. "We've done ourselves a disservice," he said. "We haven't come up with the money." Shultz was pleading with members of the House Appropriations Committee for additional money this year and next.
March 26, 1987 |
U.S. Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth said Wednesday that the Philippine government should become less dependent on the United States in the future and begin looking to other nations for aid and trade markets to rescue its battered economy. "Both we and the Philippines will be better off in the future if the Philippines is able to broaden somewhat its focus on the rest of the world," Bosworth said in an interview.
February 25, 1986 |
A majority of Americans believe that the United States should not be trying to influence events in the Philippines, and 56% oppose cutting off foreign aid to that nation, the Los Angeles Times Poll has found. Asked whether the U.S. government should continue its aid to avoid harming the Filipino people or cut off economic support to show its displeasure with President Ferdinand E. Marcos, only 30% of the public supported ending aid to the Philippines.