The media learned that Duterte agreed on joint exercises of the US and the Philippines
MOSCOW, 16 APR — RIA Novosti. Armed forces of the Philippines and the United States will hold in may the annual exercise Balikatan, which will be the first after the inauguration of the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, reports AFP.
The ten-day exercises will be focused on action in the field of the fight against terrorism and liquidation of emergencies. “They will be based on scenarios such as preparing for a serious storm that may strike the Philippines, or potential terrorism,” — said the Agency representative of the organizers of the joint exercises from the Philippines Celeste Frank Sayson (Celeste Frank Sayson).
We can confidently say that the firings will be no more. We will focus on humanitarian assistance and civil pomposiello Frank Cason (Celeste Frank Sayson)the representative of the organizers of the joint exercises from the Philippines
Exercises, whose name translates as “shoulder to shoulder” will be the first since the inauguration of the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte in June 2016.
Last year Duterte said that he will bring the American military contingent from the country by the end of his presidential term, by 2022, and will not replace it with any other foreign troops. Prior to that, he has stated that he intends to withdraw foreign troops from the country by 2018.