US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper and his Philippine counterpart Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: Reuters US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper and his Philippine counterpart Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper and his Philippine counterpart Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: Reuters

US to boost military alliance with Philippines as South China Sea tensions grow

  • US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said the US would continue to conduct freedom-of-navigation operations in the South China Sea
  • He stressed that such acts send a clear message that all countries should abide by international laws

Topic |   South China Sea
US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper and his Philippine counterpart Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: Reuters US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper and his Philippine counterpart Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper and his Philippine counterpart Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: Reuters
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