Philippines—Duterte Fully Restores Visiting Forces Agreement With U.S.

Rappler | 07/30/2021

President Rodrigo Duterte has restored an agreement with the U.S. that provides a legal framework for American troops in the Philippines, reports the Rappler (Manila). On Friday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced that the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the U.S. had been restored following a meeting between Duterte and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who is visiting the Philippines. Lorenzana said that a termination letter first issued in January 2020 had been...

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