Foreign relations of the Philippines

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Foreign relations of the Philippines is administered by the President of the Philippines and the nation's Department of Foreign Affairs. Much of the republic's international relations are dominated by the Philippines' ties to its Southeast Asian neighbors, United States, and the Middle East.

The Philippines is a founding member of the United Nations;[1] it has been an elected member of the Security Council[2] and has participated in FAO, International Labor Organization (ILO), UNESCO and World Health Organization (WHO). Like most nations, the republic is a signatory of Interpol. The Philippines is a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, East Asia Summit and the Latin Union. It was formerly a member of the now-defunct SEATO. Declaring itself as independent of any major power block of nations, the Philippines is a member of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Economically, the Philippines is participant in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asian Development Bank, the Colombo Plan, Group of 24, G-20, G-77, the World Bank, Next Eleven and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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