Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Philippines, Brazil Eye Stronger Defense Ties

Philippines, Brazil Eye Stronger Defense Ties

Spotlight

How do you feel about this story?

Like
Love
Haha
Wow
Sad
Angry

The Philippines and Brazil look forward to having stronger defense ties following the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on defense cooperation between the two countries.

Department of National Defense (DND) officer-in-charge, Undersecretary Jose Faustino Jr., met with representatives from the Brazilian government headed by Special Envoy to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Piragibe Tarragò and Ambassador to Manila Antonio J. M. de Souza e Silva at DND main office on Wednesday.

“With the recent signing of MOU on Defense Cooperation between the Philippines and Brazil, Senior Undersecretary Faustino solicited Brazil’s support for the ASEAN Outlook in the Indo-Pacific and welcomed the further development of bilateral cooperation between the two defense establishments,” said DND spokesperson Arsenio Andolong in a statement.

Signed on June 29, the MOU is the first bilateral agreement by the Philippines with a Latin American country.

Tarragô, during the meeting, said defense is one of the significant areas of cooperation between the Philippines and Brazil.

“He added that a high-level delegation from Brazil is slated to visit the Philippines within the year in line with the growing relations between the two nations. An invitation was also extended for the OIC, DND to visit Brazil,” Andolong said.

Meanwhile, Faustino recalled the successful acquisition and delivery of six units of A-29B “Super Tucano” close-air support aircraft from Brazilian company Embraer, as part of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program.

“Both sides expressed their intent to further develop the bilateral defense cooperation through the conduct of pilot training, the establishment of a bilateral defense dialogue mechanism, and the conclusion of a framework to facilitate logistics and defense industry cooperation,” Andolong added.

He also said both countries have agreed on the importance of discussions to identify the mutual defense concerns and highlighted that defense cooperation should be a two-way street. (PNA)

Latest News

Lifestyle

Chelsea Logistics Launches Chelsea Travel, A Unified Online Booking System For Passengers

Passengers can now buy and pay for their tickets at their most convenient time through Chelsea Travel!

Masskara Returns With Street Dance, ‘Electric’ Float Contests

The return of the Masskara Festival in Bacolod will bring much-awaited performances to tourists and locals alike.

Palace Says PNP To Continue ‘Effective’ Peace And Order Programs

The Philippine National Police will continue to implement its effective peace and order programs from the past administration, Malacañang said.

TESDA Scholars Bake Bread For Abra Quake Victims

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in Abra gave baked goodies to earthquake-affected residents.

Davao Oriental Feted For 95% Rice Seeds Delivery To Farmers

Davao Oriental achieved 95 percent of its rice delivery and distribution targets for this year's wet season.

The Great Filipino Story