Manila has not spoken to U.S. about ending military exercises: State Department
The United States has not been contacted by Philippines defence authorities about President Rodrigo Duterte's comments on ending joint military exercises, the U.S. State Department said on Monday, noting it expected Manila to live up to its commitments.
"We've not been officially contacted by the Philippine defence department authorities regarding President Duterte's statement," State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau told reporters. "I'd also note that we'll live up to our commitments and we'll expect them to live up to theirs."
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