PBBM: ‘Mutual Defense Treaty, in constant evolution’

PBBM: ‘Mutual Defense Treaty, in constant evolution’

August 6, 2022 @ 2:45 PM 1 week ago


MANILA, Philippines- “The Mutual Defense Treaty is in constant evolution, I’d like to think of it.”

Ito ang inihayag ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. sa naging pagpupulong nila ni United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken na nag-courtesy call kanina sa Malakanyang.

Napag-usapan kasi sa meeting nina Pangulong Marcos at Blinken ang Mutual Defense Treaty sa pagitan ng dalawang bansa.

“As I spoke with your Ambassador some time when she came, is that we cannot, we can no longer isolate one part of our relationship from the other,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos.

“We are too closely tied because of the special relationship between the United States and the Philippines and the history that we share. And of course, all the assistance and help and support that we have received from the United States over the years,” dagdag na pahayag nito.

Nauna nang sinabi ni US Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson, na ang Estados Unidos ay nagpahayag na “our Mutual Defense Treaty and other agreements are at the heart of our commitment to help defend the Philippines’ sovereignty and independence.”

Giniit naman ni Blinken at sinabi kay Pangulong Marcos na “we’re committed to the Mutual Defense Treaty. We’re committed to working with you on shared challenges.”

Napaulat na muling pinagtibay ng administrasyong Biden ang commitment nito na ipagtanggol ang Pilipinas laban sa anumang armed attack sa South China Sea at binasura ang “massive claim” ng China sa resource-rich waters.

“What’s so striking to me, Mr. President, is that [we’re] working together on bilateral relations between us, we’re working together in the region, and increasingly, we’re working globally,”ayon kay Blinken. Kris Jose