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US, Canada, Japan and Philippines conducted joint military exercise in South China Sea

Taslima Jamal

The United States, Canada, Japan and the Philippines are conducting joint military exercises in the South China Sea.

The United States, Canada, Japan and the Philippines are conducting joint military exercises in the South China Sea. The naval exercise will last two days in the exclusive economic zone of Manila. The US Pacific Fleet made the announcement in a report published on its website on Monday (June 17).

The US Pacific Fleet said, aims of this exercise to “reaffirm the commitment of the four countries to maintain freedom of the seas and airspace, strengthen regional security and stability.”

The report also said that four warships and multiple maritime maneuvers were used in the exercise to test and verify the interoperability of our armed forces’ doctrine, tactics and procedures.

In April, the Philippines conducted joint maritime activities with Japan, Australia and the United States.

The country is turning to countries that support the Philippines’ claims in the South China Sea to counter China’s growing aggression. China claims almost the entire strategic waterways of the region as its own.

Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam also contest their sovereignty over parts of the South China Sea. 3 trillion worth of goods move every year on this waterway.

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