Philippine Foreign Minister said that U.S. military aid to the Philippines will be expanded to 2 times
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BEIJING, May 4, according to British media reports, Del Rosario, Philippine Foreign Secretary, said Saturday that U.S. military aid to the Philippines this year will be expanded to nearly 2 times . Philippine-US military ties will be further enhanced.
However, the Philippines also said that the Philippine side is the U.S. military to return to Asia significance of major U.S. foreign military aid to share its share of sharp decline, it worried. Del Rosario pointed out that in 2006, the U.S. military aid to the Philippines accounted for more than 70 percent of the U.S. military aid to East Asian countries, while this year the proportion has dropped to 35%.
del Rosario said the Philippines hopes that the military aid ratio does not mean that the attitude of the United States Philippine, because even if the non-treaty allies appear to also get a larger proportion of U.S. military aid, not to mention the Philippines America’s regional partners.
It is reported that the Philippines and the United States, trying to deepen the relationship between the United States wants to help the Philippines to establish a “minimum credible state of defense, sharing of data with the Philippines, the U.S. State Department also pledged to” creative financing channels to help the Philippines army. Philippines will be a greater degree open to U.S. airports, may also increase the U.S. military base, in order to enhance military ties with the United States.
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