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The USA, Canada, the Philippines and Japan conducted maneuvers in the South China Sea

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun18,2024

The United States, Canada, the Philippines and Japan conducted maneuvers in the South China Sea

Photo: US and Japanese warships in the South China Sea

The United States, Canada, the Philippines and Japan conducted a two-day joint naval exercise in the Philippines' exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea, the US Pacific Fleet said on Monday, June 17. , reports Reuters.

As noted in a message posted on the website of the Pacific Fleet, the purpose of the exercise was to emphasize the importance of freedom of navigation and flight… (and) to confirm the commitment of the four countries to strengthening regional security and stability.”.

Four warships took part in the exercise; a series of maritime maneuvers were conducted to test the interoperability of doctrines, tactics, techniques and procedures of the participating countries' armed forces.

In April, the Philippines conducted joint maritime exercises with the United States, Australia and Japan.
< br /> The Philippines has turned to partner countries for support amid the growing aggressiveness of China, which lays claim to almost the entire strategic water route.

Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan are making claims to sovereignty in parts of the South China Sea. sea.

Goods are transported annually along this water route, the total volume of which is estimated at approximately 3 trillion dollars.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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