PH-Australian ties pinagtibay sa pagbisita ng envoy

PH-Australian ties pinagtibay sa pagbisita ng envoy

April 21, 2022 @ 2:12 PM 2 months ago

MANILA, Philippines- Mas tumibay pa ang defense ties sa pagitan ng Pilipinas at Australia kasunod ng courtesy call nitong Miyerkules ni Australian Ambassador Steven J. Robinson AO kay Army commander Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. sa Fort Bonifacio.

“The CGPA (Commanding General Philippine Army) and Ambassador Robinson discussed how the Australian Army could help the Philippine Army transition to focus on territorial defense operations,” pahayag ni Army spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad nitong Huwebes.

“It was discussed how they (Australia) can help the Army. These can be achieved thru military exercises and bolster the capabilities and interoperability of both armies against all forms of threats.”

“The Army benefits from multilateral engagements with its counterparts to acquire knowledge, share experiences, and enhance its relations. We have been engaging our military counterparts in the region and military exercises are often discussed for both parties as a way to strengthen the interoperability of both parties in addressing threats,” aniya pa.

Idinagdag din niya na tatlong kasunduan ang saligan ng Philippine-Australia bilateral defense ties– ang 1995 Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperative Defense Activities; ang Philippines-Australia Status of Visiting Forces Agreement; at ang 2015 Comprehensive Partnership Agreement.

“The PA, Australian Army, Philippine Marine Corps, and the US Marine Corps are scheduled to hold the 2022 edition of Carabaroo, a trilateral combined-joint exercise aimed at enhancing participating forces’ counter-terrorism and counter-violent extremism capabilities, as well as bolstering collective resolve, teamwork, mutual learning,” paglalahad ni Trinidad. RNT/SA