Russia to send submarine in PH for 2020 int'l fleet review

Russia to send submarine in PH for 2020 int'l fleet review

A sign of healthy and a much stronger Philippine -Russia friendship can be seen this coming May, as the Russians committed to send one of its submarines for the International Fleet Review.
Russian Ambassador to the Philippines  Igor Khovaev has confirmed the sending of one submarine by his country for the Manila sponsored event.

"Yes, for the first time but as partners and friends. I would be happy to invite you to visit the Russian submarine just to communicate with the Russian seamen and you will see that all of them are normal friendly people. So Russians are coming but as friends and partners," he said.
Russian submarine
(photo credit to mntfo)

The vessel would be part of a detachment of Russian naval ships, said the Russian ambassador.
The International Fleet Review (IFR) in the Philippine, is to be held in Manila Bay waters near Corregidor and Bataan, is an international maritime exercise that aims to strengthen mutual trust and confidence as well as cooperation among navies from around the world.
This is one of the highlights of the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) which the Philippines is hosting for the first time from May 19 to 21.

BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) will lead the Philippine Navy (PN) contingent to IFR, this according to Philippine Navy flag-officer-in-command, Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo.
Atleast 24 navies have signified their participation in the said event.

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