Philippines Wants U.S. to Remain Top Military Ally, Yasay Says

  • Foreign secretary calls relationship with the U.S. ‘special’
  • Not expecting Chinese land reclamation over Scarborough Shoal

Perfecto Yasay.

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The U.S. will remain the most important partner for the Philippines even as Rodrigo Duterte improves ties with China, his foreign secretary said ahead of the president’s trip to Beijing.

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