France’s Indo-Pacific Role in the Spotlight with Frigate Philippines Visit 


Prashanth Parameswaran


The Diplomat


 March 12, 2018


This week, a French frigate is on a goodwill visit to the Philippines as part of a broader swing through a series of Asian states. The interaction is one of a series in the past week that has put the spotlight on both France’s growing defense relationship with the Philippines as well as its role as a power in the Indo-Pacific.