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Statement of the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines on the Suspension of the VFA Termination
November 12, 2020

Manila, November 12, 2020 – We welcome the Government of the Philippines’ November 11 decision to suspend termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) for another six months.

The U.S.-Philippines alliance remains vital to our robust, deep-rooted bilateral relationship.  The United States will continue to partner closely with the Philippines to strengthen our mutual security ties.