Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

New deal reflects cozier US-Philippine alliance  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 01/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - Arab News) Manila: a new defense pact that will allow thousands of us troops to be temporarily based in philippines for the first time in more than 20 years signals closer cooperation in the allies' hot-and-cold relationship that has been shaped over the decades by war terrorism and now jitters over china's rise.

the 10-year agreement signed monday as president barack obama arrived in manila was considered the centerpiece of his four-nation asian trip which obama used to reassure allies like japan and the philippines of american military backing as they wrangle with china in increasingly tense territorial disputes.

obama said the enhanced defense cooperation agreement showed that manila and washington have emerged from a rough period in their alliance.

'we're here in the philippines signing a defense agreement" he said at a news conference with president benigno aquino iii at the presidential palace. 'ten years ago 15 years ago there was enormous tensions around our defense relationship with the philippines."



the pact will allow thousands of rotating batches of us forces to gain temporary access to mutually chosen philippine military camps paving the way for the largest us military deployment in the country since us bases here were closed in 1992. it will also allow the united states to station fighter jets ships and surveillance equipment in the philippines on a limited basis.

china's growing military might and assertiveness in the region has helped bring the two nations closer together.

the philippines has struggled to bolster its territorial defense amid disputes with china including the scarborough shoal a rich fishing ground off the northwestern philippines that beijing took effective control of in 2012. chinese coast guard ships last year surrounded another contested offshore territory the second thomas shoal where filipino marines are manning a rusty grounded ship.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 26 2017 - Tunisia drafts economic bill to spur investmentMENAFN
(MENAFN) Tunisia is issuing an economic emergency bill that will permit the government to bypass bureaucratic hurdles and fasten large-scale projects in order to boost growth and make jobs.However, ...

 Mar 26 2017 - Metropolitan Egypt to collect EGP10mn for solar energy plantMENAFN
(MENAFN) Metropolitan Egypt for Consulting has inked a deal with Infinity Energy Systems to allocate EGP10mn to establish a solar energy plant in Aswan.Furthermore, the contracting is part of the ...

 Mar 26 2017 - Omani Duqm free zone finishes 16pct workMENAFN
(MENAFN) Duqm free zone has finished 16 percent of the ninth five-year infrastructure projects, while the five year plan is between 2016 and 2020.Accordingly, Sezad is working on the completion of ...

 Mar 25 2017 - UAE- Dar Al Ber Ajman raised AED17.2m in donations last yearEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) AJMAN, 25th March, 2017 (WAM) -- The Ajman branch of Dar Al Ber Society, which is dedicated to philanthropic work, managed to collect AED17.16 million in ...

 Mar 25 2017 - UAE- SMEs optimistic about growth prospects in 2017Emirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 25th March, 2017 (WAM) -- Business owners of small- and medium-sized enterprises in the UAE remain optimistic about their growth prospects this year, ...

 Mar 25 2017 - UAE- Ajman to launch initiative for care of elderlyEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) AJMAN, 25th March, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirate of Ajman will launch a community initiative to provide a package of integrated services and facilities for the ...

 Mar 25 2017 - UAE- Sharjah Ruler launches the French version of his book "Under the Flag of Occupation" in ParisEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) SHARJAH, 25th March, 2017 (WAM) -- H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has affirmed that international ...

 Mar 25 2017 - UAE- Lights off as ENEC marks Earth HourEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 25th March, 2017 (WAM) -- In recognition of Earth Hour, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its Joint Venture subsidiaries Nawah ...

 Mar 25 2017 - Arrogate wins 22nd Dubai World CupEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 25th March, 2017 (WAM) -- Four-year old Arrogate, owned by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, won the US$10 million (AED36.7m) Dubai ...

 Mar 25 2017 - UAE- Kazakhstan increases oil, gas outputEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ASTANA, 25th March, 2017 (WAM) -- Kazakhstan's oil production has increased by 4.4 percent from January to February, 2017, compared to the same period in ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help