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Pompeo to visit Philippines amid China flirtation
« on: February 23, 2019, 12:33:42 PM »
Pompeo to visit Philippines amid China flirtation
Agence France-Presse
Posted at Feb 23 2019 08:54 AM | Updated as of Feb 23 2019 08:55 AM

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WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel next week to the Philippines, the State Department said Friday, as the former US colony increasingly flirts with regional giant China.

Pompeo will travel to Manila on February 28 and March 1 for talks with President Rodrigo Duterte, State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said.

The top US diplomat will be paying the visit on his way back from Hanoi where he is joining President Donald Trump for his closely watched second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Duterte meets with chief US diplomat Pompeo
ABS-CBN News
Posted at Feb 28 2019 09:36 PM | Updated as of Feb 28 2019 11:22 PM

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MANILA (2nd UPDATE)--President Rodrigo Duterte met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on Thursday night.

The closed-door meeting focused on the two nations' cooperation on bilateral and regional security issues, the US Embassy Manila said in a statement.

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The top US diplomat visited Manila after accompanying US President Donald Trump for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, which ended with no denuclearization deal.

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Relations between Manila and Washington improved when Trump came to power and hailed Duterte's actions as a sign of toughness.

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