PHL wants ‘clearer’ statement of support from US in West PHL Sea dispute

President Benigno Aquino III will be clarifying the terms of support of the United States to the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea dispute during US President Barack Obama’s visit next week, Malacañang hinted Wednesday.
At a press conference, Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said Aquino and Obama will discuss defense, political, security cooperation between the two countries.
“From the Philippine perspective, we would like to be able to arrive at a clearer understanding with the US on important aspects of the strategic partnership… and we can be sure that President Aquino will take up with President Obama what he considers to be the primary or priority concerns of the government,” he said.
Asked what particular aspect requires “clearer understanding,” Coloma cited the “evolving and changing realities in global and regional security.”


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