MANILA – Following the national and local elections last Monday, the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) has expressed its willingness to continue its support to the government to sustain the country’s economic growth.

“As a foreign business chamber, we will strive to continue working closely with government officials in all levels in the country to maintain high levels of GDP (gross domestic product) growth, infrastructure development, job creation, and FDI (foreign direct investment) inflows,” AmCham said in a statement Friday.

The foreign business group also hopes that the next leadership will observe good governance and continue the policies of the previous administrations.

“We congratulate the Philippines and the Filipino people for conducting a successful campaign period and elections – showing again the strength of its democracy,” AmCham added.

Since its incorporation in 1920, AmCham said it remains committed to contributing to the Philippine economic growth and serving the interest of both Philippine and American businesses.

Currently, AmCham has over 700 members.

Aside from AmCham, business groups such as the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Makati Business Club expressed their continued support to the government in pursuing economic recovery. (PNA)