France to PH: you don’t need to only have one ally

French Navy Commander Frédéric Daumas, commanding officer of the visiting Prairial – a French multi-purpose frigate, said It will be a good idea to have procurements from other countries, not just from the United States. “It’s not to say that they are not our best ally, because they are the best ally of everybody. But you don’t need to have only one ally, and you don’t need to put all your eggs in the same basket.”

French Frigate

“I think you already have a lot of American equipment. Most of your ships are coming from the American Navy, second-hand ships. I think it is good to have different ways of working, different procedures, different organizations, and if you have only one major partner, probably you deprive yourself of having a variety of points of view, a variety of partnerships,” Daumas added.

Daumas said France is upholding the common goal of protecting freedom of navigation in the Pacific. “We want to reaffirm that we apply the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and that with all our partners, we have a common understanding on what needs to be done.”

13 thoughts on “France to PH: you don’t need to only have one ally

  1. HaizzPinaz0l

    The French is a good ally and has interest in keeping the Freedom of the Seas. It is a sound advice as well. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. That's the problem with PHL DFA. The secretary has a very unilateral thinking.

  2. tryinghardtobeagains

    and i love france chicks too (without the armpit hair ha ha)

  3. Dancing Bear

    France is the indecisive member of the 5 in the security council. France also keeps selling weapons and technology to China. Specially ships. So you can say, France, including the rest of Europe is the highest contributor to the rise of Chinese moderns arms.

  4. carlojay

    its better to have more allies in your side to make sure that everything goes well according to plan…

  5. Gideon

    they are selling their ships…. some of them are the same ships they sold to China 🙂

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