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China concerned about US drill during Xi's Philippine visit

AP  |  Manila 

A Philippine says has raised concerns about a joint U.S.-Philippine military exercise that coincides with Chinese Xi Jinping's visit to the country in November.

says Chinese raised the concern in a meeting Monday with Rodrigo Duterte, who assured the Chinese that the would not take part in the military maneuvers.

Roque did not elaborate Tuesday on what particular drill was concerned about.

Roque said: "The general consensus was we don't want anything to mar the visit of Xi." Philippine military officials, however, say they're unaware of any US military exercise with Filipino forces next month.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 17:20 IST