Canberra, Australia
24 October 2012

President Benigno S. Aquino III and Prime Minister Julia Gillard MP witnessed the signing of the Air Services Agreement between the Philippines and Australia.

The agreement wishes to promote an international aviation system and to encourage international airlines to develop and implement innovative and competitive services. This also aims to ensure the security in international air transport and to go over the acts or threats againsts the security of aircrafts relating to the two countries’ air services.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario signed the agreement for the Philippine side while Minister for Trade and Competitiveness Craig Emerson signed for the Australian side.

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