August 24, 2020

Risch, Menendez, Inhofe, Reed Send Message of Support to Philippines in Wake of Bombings on Jolo Island

BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after two explosions on Jolo Island, Philippines resulted in multiple Philippine military and civilian casualties:

“We extend our sincere condolences and a strong message of support to the Philippines and its people in the wake of the bombings on Jolo Island. We stand ready to support continued close cooperation on counterterrorism between our two militaries. This cooperation is vital to the freedom, security, and prosperity of the United States and the Philippines.”