Vietnam, Philippines Near New Strategic Partnership
Vietnam and the Philippines convened the eighth meeting of their bilateral cooperation committee. The deliberations focused on specific measures for advancing collaboration as the two ASEAN states are expected to lift ties to a strategic partnership next month.
This iteration of the Vietnam-Philippines Bilateral Cooperation Committee, which is held biennially, was co-chaired by Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario and his counterpart Pham Binh Minh. Details