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Philippines defense minister says U.S. treaty needs comprehensive review
September 9, 20211:29 AM CST
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By David Brunnstrom and Karen Lema

WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Wednesday there was a need for a comprehensive review of his country's alliance with the United States, complaining Manila got less from its relationship with Washington than non-treaty allies despite growing pressure from China.

At an online event to mark the 70th anniversary of the countries' mutual defense treaty (MDT), Lorenzana said there was a need to "upgrade" and "update" the alliance and to make clear the "extent of American commitments."

"Some questions being asked in Manila are, do we still need the MDT? Should we amend it?" he told Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies, referring to the 1951 pact. "What is clear is that we need a comprehensive review of our alliance."

Lorenzana, in Washington for meetings with American officials, said the U.S. treaty with Japan, its World War Two enemy, was more explicit than that with Manila when it came to determining whether it applied in the Pacific maritime area, where the Philippines has come under increasing pressure from China over rival territorial claims in the South China Sea.


LINK -> https://www.reuters.com/world/phili...treaty-needs-comprehensive-review-2021-09-08/
 

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I think South China Sea is going to be the centre of the next world war.

Too many countries involved with their territorial claims. Recipe for disaster.
 

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