PHL, US talks on increased rotational presence hit deadlock – Gazmin

6 Nov

(Updated 5:40 p.m.) Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin confirmed Wednesday that talks with the United States on American troops’ increased rotational presence in the country have hit a deadlock.

Gazmin was quoted in an Associated Press report as saying a key issue is the US’ failure to clearly agree to Philippine control over and access to the temporary US facilities set up in local camps.

“Sinabi ko ‘yun, kasi nga may mga issues na mayroon silang gusto na ayaw natin. Mayroon tayong gusto na ayaw nila,” Gazmin said when asked to confirm the statement.

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