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Philippines fully restores military pact with United States | Source: Deutsche Welle

Philippine soldiers regularly take part in joint military exercises with the US.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has restored a key defense pact with the United States that governs the presence of US soldiers in the Southeast Asian nation, reversing a decision that had caused concern in Washington and Manila. The pact has gained additional importance in recent years for the US and its allies, with China trying to assert itself in the region.

Source: Deutsche Welle


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