Immediate Release

DOD Statement on Philippines’ Suspension of Visiting Forces Agreement Termination

June 14, 2021

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following statement.

The Department welcomes the Government of the Philippines’ decision to again suspend termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). We value the Philippines as an equal, sovereign partner in our bilateral Alliance.  Our partnership contributes not only to the security of our two nations, but also strengthens the rules-based order that benefits all nations in the Indo-Pacific.