The United States will be delivered to the Philippines during the year warships
WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reporter Yi Aijun Ranwei) the United States and the Philippines, foreign ministers and defense ministers of the two governments on the 30th held in Washington, the first round of “2 +2″ talks identified the two countries’ common strategic objectives. The United States reiterated that the basis for the common defense treaty commitments and obligations of the Philippine side, and expressed their support through the “peace, cooperation, multilateral and diplomatic channels” to resolve maritime disputes.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Panetta, del Rosario, Philippine Foreign Minister, Defense Minister Jia Siming issued a joint statement said the two countries held a “2 +2″ meeting purpose is to build strong, nimble and responsive alliance to respond to the changing international and regional situation, and has defined the common strategic objectives.
these goals include: to strengthen peace, security and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region; support to strengthen cooperation in the ASEAN and East Asia Summit and other mechanisms; to maintain freedom of navigation and accessibility to the sea of ??legitimate trade, agreed within the framework of international law by peace, cooperation, multilateral and diplomatic channels to resolve maritime disputes.
the two sides reaffirmed in a joint statement, the common defense treaty between the two countries was signed in August 1951 is the basis of of America Feian relations. Between the two countries seek to strengthen bilateral security cooperation is one way to enhance the defense capabilities of the Philippines to help the Philippines to establish a “minimum credible defense posture.
Hillary Clinton said in a news conference after the meeting, the Philippines in the “center” position in the U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy, the United States in the current round of talks reaffirmed the common defense treaty provisions on the Philippine side commitments and obligations, the two sides on the developments in the South China Sea was a serious concern, the United States in the South China Sea sovereignty dispute does not favor any party, but to ensure freedom of navigation, maintenance of peace and stability, respect for international law, to protect legitimate trade unimpeded in the U.S. national interest.
Panetta announced at a news conference, the United States will be delivered to the Philippines during the year warships.