November 18, 2015 / 2:42 AM / 3 years ago

Philippines says stands with U.S. on freedom of navigation at sea

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Benigno Aquino said on Wednesday that he agreed with U.S. President Barack that laws on the freedom of navigation at sea should be upheld, a reference to the dispute with China over claims to the South China Sea.

Philippine's President Benigno Aquino (C) and U.S. President Barack Obama (R) arrive for a news conference after their meeting alongside the APEC summit in Manila, Philippines, November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

He was speaking to reporters after a meeting with Obama on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit in Manila.

Reporting by Matt Spetalnick

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