Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin. Photo: AP
Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin. Photo: AP

South China Sea dispute prompts Philippines to meet US this month over troops agreement

  • The Visiting Forces Agreement provides the legal framework under which US troops can operate on a rotational basis in the country
  • President Rodrigo Duterte last year promised to cancel the deal but the termination process has dragged on

Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin. Photo: AP
Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin. Photo: AP
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