MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and the United States on Wednesday marked the 72nd anniversary of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the two nations.
Signed on August 30, 1951, the MDT states that both countries would support each other if an external party attacked either the Philippines or the United States.
United States Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson emphasized Washington’s “ironclad commitment” to the treaty.
“On the 72nd anniversary of the signing of the Mutual Defense Treaty, the United States stands firm in our ironclad commitment to our alliance and partnership with the Philippines as we face new and continuing challenges.#Friends…
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