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S. China Sea issue expected to be on agenda of Philippine President's visit to UK, US

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The President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino the Third, has begun a visit to Britain and the United States. The South China Sea issue is expected to be on his agenda.

London is his first stop, and there, he will meet with the UK Prime Minister David Cameron. They are expected to discuss political and economic issues, including the disputes in the South China Sea. On Wednesday, Aquino will fly to Los Angeles for a meeting with investors and representatives of the Philippine-American community before heading on to Washington DC to meet with US President Barack Obama.

As the US shifts its military focus back to the Asia-Pacific region, the two leaders are likely to talk about maritime security and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. Cooperation between the two countries is also on their agenda.

Philippine President Benigno Aquino (right) welcomes US Joint Chiefs of Staff
General Martin Dempsey (centre) and US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas
(left) at the Malacanang Palace in Manila.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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