PN, RTN conducts 3-day NTNT

June 3, 2013 10:58 pm 

MANILA, June 3 — To further strengthen bilateral ties in naval cooperation, the Philippine Navy and the Thailand Navy began a "Navy to Navy Talks" Monday.

The activity three-day is being held at the PN Headquarters in Manila.

The objective of the talks is to further strengthen the bilateral relations between two navies and to discuss other matters that will increase inter-operability particularly on maritime securities, PN spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Fabic said.

The Thai delegation head, Rear Admiral Patchara Pumpiched, was accorded with appropriate honors Monday afternoon.

The discussion started on the review of the minutes that transpired during the 2nd PN-RTN NTNT held in Bangkok, Thailand last year.

A situation update on maritime challenges will be presented by the two navies and subsequently, both will present its proposals on mutual cooperation activities particularly on the aspects of logistics, information sharing, personnel education and training, and other maritime activities.

Fabic said the Thai visit to the Philippines simply conveys that the two navies has always been working well, maintains camaraderie and cooperation with each other particularly on maritime securities to ensure that both territorial waters are properly safeguarded from any intruders that may plan to use the waters illegally.

Such gestures and accommodation being given to an allied country strengthens the diplomatic relations not only to both countries but to the citizens as well. (PNA)

HBC/PFN

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