By Michael Punongbayan
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine and Thai defense officials have vowed to continue helping each other in addressing security and other concerns in Southeast Asia through cooperation and coordination between the two neighboring countries.
During the signing of the Terms of Reference (TOR) on the Joint Committee on Military Cooperation (JCMC) at the Department of National Defense (DND) at Camp Aguinaldo on Friday, delegates from both countries discussed current and emerging security issues such as violent extremism and terrorism, maritime security and humanitarian assistance and disaster response.
The DND said both the Philippines and Thailand expressed mutual support for each other’s advocacies and initiatives within the ambit of the ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting and the ADMM-Plus.
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