Philippines, US Navies Conduct Joint Sail in South China Sea

Voice of America News reports: “Naval vessels from the Philippines and United States conducted a joint sail through parts of the South China Sea lying within the Southeast Asian nation’s exclusive economic zone, Manila’s military said on Monday.

It was the first time the Philippines and Washington have carried out a joint sail in waters west of Palawan island, the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Western Command said.

The display of cooperation between the U.S. and Philippines comes at a time of heightened tension between Manila and Beijing, which claims much of the South China Sea…”

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