Biden called Marcos to congratulate him on the presidential election

United States President Joe Biden speaks before signing executive orders to strengthen access to affordable health care at the White House in Washington, United States, on Jan.28, 2021. (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque / File Photo)

United States President Joe Biden called Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to congratulate him on his presidential victory in the Philippines and said he was looking forward to strengthening an alliance between the two nations, the White House said Wednesday.

– Report by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Christopher Cushing