Phl seeks substantive US support on sea row
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The United States wants to deploy advanced air and naval equipment to the Philippines, which is seeking “substantive support” from its long-time ally amid China’s massive reclamation activities in the West Philippine Sea. This was according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, who cited US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s recent pronouncements. The type or kind of military equipment and material was not specified. The Philippines has also expressed concern over China’s announcement that the reclaimed islands and reefs would provide comprehensive services to meet various fisheries and maritime demands.
Lee-Brago, P. (2015, April 16). Phl seeks substantive US support on sea row. The Philippine Star, pp. 1, 6.
Land reclamation; Disputes; Territorial waters; Military operations; Defence craft; International law; Law of the sea; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Trade; Fisheries; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); del Rosario, Albert; Carter, Ashton; Obama, Barack; Kerry, John; Aquino, Benigno III; Hong, Lei
- The Philippine Star