Philippines, Russia finalise joint defence, military activities for 2019
Updated : Monday, November 12, 2018 10:17 AM (GMT+0700)

The Philippines andRussia have finalised a series of joint defence and military activities the twocountries will conduct next year, the Philippine Department of National Defence(DND) said on November 10.

Russian guided missile cruiser Varyag during its visit to a port of the Philippines in April 2017
- Source: rappler

The DND said the two countries completed the Plan of MilitaryCooperation Activities for 2019 during the second meeting of the joint workinggroup (JWG) in Moscow, Russia, on November 7.

The JWG serves as a platform for both countries to discussmilitary-to-military engagements or activities for bothcountries.   

The plan consists of activities or engagements, which bothsides agreed to conduct in 2019 to include high level exchanges, port visits ofnavy vessels, attendance in conferences or forums, general staff consultations,cooperation and security consultations, reciprocal visits of delegations andobservers for military training activities, and education and trainingexchanges.

Source: VNA

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