PH, Pakistan sign defense cooperation pact
The Philippines and Pakistan signed an agreement that would formalize its defense ties.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Pakistani Ambassador to the Philippines Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Kazi signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on defense cooperation on Thursday, the Department of National Defense said.
“The MOU formalizes defense relations between the Philippines and Pakistan following longstanding exchanges in military education and training, port visits and interactions in multilateral fora,” the DND said.
Lorenzana said this was an “important milestone” in the bilateral relations of both countries as it would pave the way for increased cooperation to include high level visits, military education and training exchanges, capacity building, information sharing, defense industry collaboration and service-to-service engagements.
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