PH, Japan can only advance with regional stability – Aquino
MANILA, Philippines – There is no progress for the Philippines and Japan without regional stability, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday said during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Aquino said both of them “share the view that prosperity and development cannot exist in a vacuum.”
“That advancement of our peoples and our region can only be fully realized in a context that fosters stability,” the President said in a televised speech.
He pointed out that Japan is a strategic partner of the Philippines and that it is important for them to “jointly face the changing dynamics of our regional security environment.”
The Philippine leader said advancing the rules of law to protect global and regional common interests are among the important topics that will be discussed between them.
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