Philippine leader Duterte says will maintain military alliances

Philippine leader Duterte says will maintain military alliances
 

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday his country would not abrogate its existing treaties and would maintain all its military alliances, amid uncertainty over the future of security ties with the United States.
"We need not really break or abrogate our existing treaties because they say that it could provide us with the umbrella," Duterte said in a speech to the Philippines coastguard in Manila.
"We will maintain all military alliances because they say we need it for our defence."
It was not immediately clear who Duterte was referring to by his use of... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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