India seeks cooperation with Philippines including in defense and security, foreign minister says

March 26, 2024 - 3:17 PM
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
India’s Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar arrives at the office of the Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, in Tokyo, Japan, March 8, 2024. (Hiro Komae/Pool via Reuters)

MANILA — India supports the Philippines upholding its sovereignty and hopes to find new areas of cooperation including in defense and security, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was speaking at a press conference during a visit to Manila. His Philippine counterpart Enrique Manalo said the two countries were exploring ways of ensuring the Indo-Pacific stayed free and peaceful.

— Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Writing by Martin Petty