PH, Croatia sign MOU for Defense cooperation

PH, Croatia sign MOU for Defense cooperation

The Philippines and Croatia recently signed a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Defense Cooperation, which has one of its primordial reason- to strengthen bilateral defense relations between the two nations.

The MOU was signed by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Damir Krstičević last April 11 in Split, Croatia, provides a framework for cooperation in the field of defense on the basis of reciprocity and mutual benefit”.

Secretary Lorenzana testing some of the firearms in the exhibit (photo credit to owner)

The MOU states that:  both countries agreed to cooperate in defense and security policy, military education, training and capacity building, military equipment, logistics and maintenance, defense industry and technology, and other areas mutually approved by both parties.

Defense Spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said that, There will be exchanges of delegations and personnel; personnel for on-the-job-training; information, documentation and materials; and participation in seminars, workshops and other activities organized by both countries.

The MOU with Croatia increases and strengthens DND's international defense and security engagements (IDSE) with other countries under the national government’s independent foreign policy.

Adriatic Sea Defense & Aerospace (ASDA) 2019 Exhibition

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana while at Croatia also attended the Adriatic Sea Defense & Aerospace (ASDA) 2019 Exhibition at the Spaladium Arena Exhibition Center in Split, Croatia.

At the exhibit, the Defense Secretary was presented with different types of firearms and weapons.

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