President Marcos of the Philippines held a press conference ahead of a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is visiting Southeast Asia, as a means of finding a solution to the problem of the South China Sea where the two countries are vying for sovereignty. We will also exchange with China, "he said for the first time.
President Marcos of the Philippines announced at a press conference on the 5th that he will meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who has been visiting Southeast Asia since last night, on the 6th.
At the meeting, he said that strengthening the relationship between the two countries would be the agenda, and he explained that increasing exchanges in many fields would lead to solving the problem, saying that he would seek a solution to the problem of the South China Sea, which is competing for sovereignty with each other. did.
In this, President Marcos mentioned for the first time military exchanges with China, stating that "we will exchange cultural and educational exchanges, and if it is useful, military exchanges."
While the Philippines has formed a military alliance with the United States, it has promoted a reconciliation policy with China under the former Duterte administration, and since 2017, it has been involved in the military field by accepting the provision of firearms and vehicles from China in the name of disaster relief and counterterrorism. Has been built.
President Marcos is also paying attention to whether he will deepen his relationship with China in the military field.Keywords: