MANILA, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The Philippines foreign minister on Saturday told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that the region can ill afford an escalation of regional tensions over the Taiwan Strait.
Blinken, in a virtual meeting with Philippines Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo, said Washington was determined to avoid a crisis. He also stressed that relations between the two defence treaty allies have never been more important.
(Reporting by David Brunnstrom; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)
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