French President's visit is expected to help to boost military ties between France and Vietnam.
"It can be used for maritime security operations but it's not for combat," Philippine coastguard chief said
Independence Day speech focuses on sovereignty, job creation
"Both governments are looking into the possibility of getting two more vessels."
Philippines says it and Japan share dispute experience
"But of course that also depends on the attitude of the Chinese officials."
Chang Wanquan exhorted the military, police, and general population to prepare for a “people's war at sea.”
Japan is providing equipment and training to the Southeast Asian nations, including the Philippines and Vietnam
Signatories say Asean still best placed to ease tensions
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"Cambodia is unbelievable," one diplomat said. "It is blocking any phrase about the arbitration and about militarization."
It was important that ASEAN members "speak out and represent what common ground they found on issues."
Biden insisted that the U.S. military would continue to underpin freedom of navigation in the South China Sea
China seen as more likely to retaliate over territory disputes