Philippines Suspends Move to Scrap Visiting Forces Accord With US

By Kyodo News 3 June 2020

MANILA—The Philippines will suspend its earlier move to abrogate the two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States, which allows US and Philippine troops to train together and conduct counterterrorism missions, its foreign secretary said Tuesday.

“The abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement has been suspended upon the president’s instruction,” Teodoro Locsin said on Twitter, without elaborating as to the reason for the reversal.

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