Villamor Airbase, Pasay City
14 September 2015

President Benigno S. Aquino III received South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-Koo in a courtesy call at Villamor Airbase, Pasay City.

In their meeting, Minister Han and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin presented the signed joint agreement that aims to further enhance military cooperation between the two countries, created in a separate dialogue between the two officials.

According to Defense Assistant Secretary Raymund Quilop, the said agreement centers on the protection of classified military operation between South Korea and the Philippines. This includes strict exchange of information on matters involving regional issues. He added that both countries will benefit from this mutual agreement especially in protecting its people residing offshore.

Minister Han’s visit in the country was the second leg of his two-nation trip where he first held dialogues with his Australian counterparts.

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