MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is contemplating the potential for forging protection alliances with Europe.
In a gathering with United Kingdom (UK) Overseas Secretary James Spencer Cleverly in Malacañang on Tuesday, Marcos mentioned there’s a new improvement when it comes to safety and protection.
“It isn’t conventional for us to look to Europe… to hunt alliances and partnerships, particularly on the subject of safety and protection,” the Philippine chief advised Cleverly.
“However that appears to be the evolution of geopolitics nowadays, so it’s a welcome evolution for my part,” he mentioned.
Whereas Marcos didn’t give particulars on these new navy initiatives, his administration has repeatedly asserted Philippines’ sovereignty over West Philippine Sea.
For his half, Cleverly mentioned after assembly Overseas Secretary Enrique Manalo, he realized that UK and Philippines share many related pursuits.
“Evaluating notes on our two nations’ varied positions on issues, it was actually a form of an audit of two nations which are, I feel instinctively, very a lot like-minded, with very, very related attitudes to world affairs, and really related appetites to try to profit from the bilateral relationship, in addition to the UK’s deal with Southeast Asia,” Cleverly advised the Chief Govt.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get entry to The Philippine Every day Inquirer & different 70+ titles, share as much as 5 devices, hearken to the information, obtain as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Name 896 6000.
For suggestions, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.