‘Ironclad’ U.S.-Philippines Alliance Important to Regional Stability – U.S. Official

MANILA (Reuters) – An “ironclad” alliance between the Philippines and United States has helped ensure peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific, and Washington is committed to its obligations to Manila under a mutual defence treaty, a top U.S. official said on Friday.

Daniel Kritenbrink, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, was speaking after a bilateral security dialogue and said he felt it was not necessary to add to the defence agreement between them.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales and Karen Lema; Editing by Martin Petty and Peter Graff)

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