Philippines, Japan agree on defense cooperation

Philippines, Japan agree on defense cooperation




Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was recently in Japan and met with his counterpart Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwayaand have agreed to continue robust cooperation in variety of areas. 

Defense Minister Iwaya pointed out that defense cooperation between the two countries is steadily advancing in many areas.

Japan will further contribute in terms of assistance in times of natural disasters and upgrade the warning and surveillance capabilities of the Philippines.

(screen grabbed from the NHK website)

Lorenzana for his part wants to further strengthen both countries partnership as Japan enters the new Reiwa era.

It was agreed by the parties that Japan’s Japan's Self-Defense Forces will continue to take part in joint exercises between the United States and the Philippines.

Japan will help the Philippines as it upgrades and modernize the country’s military, enhance capabilities on land, at sea and in the air.

Japan will continue to transfer defense equipment to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and technological cooperation.

Izumo, Japan’s Self-Defense Forceslargest destroyer will have port visit in Subic Bay this coming July.

All of these arrangements has something to do with China’s military activities in the West Philippine Sea.



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