MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has denied the request of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) for its own attach in Washington, D.C.
“There’s no need for them to be there…I say no,” Locsin said in an interview on CNN Philippines on Friday.
In a separate tweet late Thursday, Manila’s top diplomat said the PCG recently applied for a Coast Guard attach in the United States.
“The Washington request is likewise rejected and don’t ever go behind my back. We don’t share a coastline with the US like Canada does. So no, nunca, never,” Locsin said.
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