Philippine Foreign Policy

Title:

 AFP welcomes military aid from China despite West PHL Sea dispute

Author:

Joseph Tristan Roxas

Source:

GMA News

Date:

 December 22, 2016

Description:

Despite Chinese activities in Philippine-claimed territories in the South China Sea, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday said it welcomes the more than P700 million ($14 million) in military aid being offered by China. "Bilang isang bansa kinikilala po natin ang ating pakikipagkapit-bansa. Kung meron pong naghahatid ng tulong o naghahandog ng tulong sa atin base sa ating pangangailangan, wala naman po sigurong masama kung ito ay ating titingnan at ating tatanggapin bilang isang kapwa bansa," AFP Public Affairs Office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said.

Tags: Military Cooperation, Philippines-China Relations