Philippines extends suspension of VFA termination, eyes long-term defence pact with US

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US Marines arrive in an amphibious assault vehicle during US-Philippines war games promoting bilateral ties in 2019. Photo: Reuters US Marines arrive in an amphibious assault vehicle during US-Philippines war games promoting bilateral ties in 2019. Photo: Reuters

US Marines arrive in an amphibious assault vehicle during US-Philippines war games promoting bilateral ties in 2019. Photo: Reuters

  • Manila has for the second time postponed its decision to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement that allows US troops to operate in the Southeast Asian nation
  • The Philippine foreign ministry says President Duterte ordered the extension ‘in appreciative recognition’ of Washington’s part in keeping the South China Sea stable

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The Philippines

Raissa Robles

Updated: 10:33pm, 11 Nov, 2020