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Philippines Hopes to Sign Key Defense Pact With Japan

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Romeo Brawner speaks during a press conference after a command conference with Philippines' President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (not pictured) at the military headquarters in Manila on July 4, 2024. Ted ALJIBE / AFP

Pam Castro

The Philippines’ military chief said Thursday he hoped a key defense pact with Japan allowing for the deployment of troops on each other’s territory would be signed at security talks next week.

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