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Biden, Marcos discuss tensions in South China Sea

U.S. role in maintaining regional peace 'much appreciated:' Philippine president

U.S. President Joe Biden, right, holds a bilateral meeting with Philippines counterpart Ferdinand Marcos in New York City.    © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. President Joe Biden and his Philippine counterpart, Ferdinand Marcos, held their first face-to-face talks on Thursday with tensions in the South China Sea high on their agenda.

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Marcos, son of the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, took power in June.

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