US, Philippines, Japan to tackle South China Sea incidents in trilateral summit, says DFA exec

April 5, 2024 - 10:35 AM
A Philippine Coast Guard ship is seen surrounded by Chinese maritime militia vessels and a Chinese Coast Guard ship during a resupply mission for Filipino troops stationed at a grounded warship in the South China Sea, October 4, 2023. (Reuters/Adrian Portugal)

A trilateral summit between the United States, Japan, and the Philippines will include a discussion of recent incidents in the South China Sea, Manila’s foreign ministry said on Friday.

The summit set for next week is not directed at any third country, Philippines‘ acting foreign affairs undersecretary Hans Mohaimin Siriban told a press conference.

—Reporting by Mikhail Flores; Writing by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor