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RP denies Viet wargames deal amid China protest By Mario J. Mallari 04/02/2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

RP denies Viet wargames deal amid China protest

By Mario J. Mallari 04/02/2012

The Philippine Navy (PN) leadership yesterday clarified that there is no agreement with Vietnam to hold wargames in the West Philippine Sea, which is what the country calls the South China Sea, where the disputed Kalaayan Islands Group (KIGs) or the Spratlys are located.

However, in an earlier press release, the PN said that a joint maritime patrol along common domains with the Vietnamese navy was discussed during Philippine Navy Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Alexander Pama’s recent visit to Hanoi.

In a radio interview, Pama denied reports that there was an agreement reached during his recent visit to the Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN) to hold wargames or any other joint exercises after China protested over reports of the planned military exercise..... MORE

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