Spanish Navy ship in PH for goodwill visit

Spanish Navy ship in PH for goodwill visit

They are back!
This is the first time since the Battle on Manila Bay that the Spanish armada can be seen in our shores.
The air defense frigate Méndez Núñez (F-104) of the Armada Española (Spanish Navy) arrived in Pier 15 of the Manila South Harbor for a goodwill visit to the Philippines.

Welcome the arrival of Spanish Navy (Armada Española) ship Mendez Nuñez (F-104) for a goodwill visit at the Pier 15, Manila South Harbor (PNA)

The Spanish frigate was provided with the customary meeting point procedure off Corregidor Island and was later escorted to its berthing area.
The event is a first for the country and the Spanish Navy warship, which has sailed off Cavite and Manila after the post-independence period.
The F-104 is an Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate, manned by more than 200 sailors and led by its Commander Antonio Gonzalez del Tanago de la Lastra.
The good will visit also serves as a confidence-building engagements between the PN and Spanish Navy personnel, such as a shipboard tour, reciprocal receptions, and friendly games.

Also the good will visit aims to develop the Philippine Navy’s cooperation with the Spanish Navy geared toward capability development.
And lastly it celebrates the teo countries’ deep historical ties and reaffirms diplomatic relations established in September 1947, which opened opportunities for economic, cultural and educational agreements. 

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