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US, Philippines conclude joint military exercises

2015-05-03 10:06:14       source:World Bulletin

May 2, 2015

"American soldiers said goodbye to the Philippines on Friday following the conclusion of 10 days of joint military exercises.

United States officials hailed "Balikatan" -- a Tagalog word meaning "shoulder-to-shoulder" -- as another milestone in the two countries' relationship.

Joni Scandola, acting deputy head of the U.S. mission, called the exercises -- which finished Thursday -- a manifestation of their commitment to their Philippine allies."

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