© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. delivers a speech as a part of a joint press assertion with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, at Malacanang Palace, in Manila, Philippines, April 17, 2023. Ezra Acayan/Pool through REUTERS
MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr on Monday stated he’ll press U.S. counterpart Joe Biden to clarify the extent of Washington’s dedication to guard his nation underneath a 1951 safety pact, citing rising regional stress.
The previous two Philippine administrations have urged former colonial energy United States to be particular on the circumstances underneath which it might defend its ally underneath the Mutual Defence Treaty, amid fears of an elevated danger of confrontation within the South China Sea.