Quantcast
Latest Stories

Military officials from Germany, Canada in Manila for talks with DND, AFP

By

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario receives the delegation from the German Federal Ministry of Defense headed by Rear Admiral Thorsten Kahleron Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. DFA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Military officials from Germany and Canada are in Manila this week to hold defense talks with officials of the Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, amid the country’s efforts to build its defense posture in the disputed West Philippine Sea.

A delegation from the German Federal Ministry of Defense arrived on Wednesday for a three-day stay that would revisit the European nation’s ties defense ties with the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

Arriving a week after the visit of German Guido Westerwelle, the German military delegation headed by Rear Admiral Thorsten Kahler paid a courtesy call on Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Wednesday.

The delegation, including three other officials from the German defense ministry’s International Security Policy and Bilateral Relations, would also meet with defense officials for bilateral discussions on training, disaster management and capacity-building, the DFA said.

Rear Admiral William Truelove, commander of the Canadian military’s Maritime Forces in the Pacific, is meanwhile, set to meet with Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Emmanuel Bautista “to discuss issues of mutual interest” at the military headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina, a Halifax-class frigate, is also docked in Manila until Saturday on a goodwill visit to hold charity and sports events here.

Back in Manila 16 years since its last visit, the Regina welcomed some 50 children from an underprivileged community in Tondo, Manila, for a special ship tour.

The Regina is in the Philippines following its deployment in support of a Combined Task Force 150, a multilateral maritime collaboration among 27 nations on patrol and counter-terror operations in the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean.


Follow Us


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Albert Del Rosario , Armed Forces of the Philippines , bilateral arrangements , Canada , Canada’s Maritime Forces in the Pacific , Defense , Department of Foreign Affairs , Department of National Defense , Diplomacy , Foreign affairs , German Federal Ministry of Defense , Germany , Global Nation , Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina , International relations , Military , Philippine government , Philippines , Security , William Truelove

  • Noel

    German militay, yes.  Canada, no.  Among the industrialized nations in the West and North American, Canada’s military is the weakest.  

  • Sri_Vijayans

    Another rounds of planning…plans…plans…plans…ad nausea.  Change DND to DNP…Department of National Plans…all plans no planes.

  • Taiko_Kauna

    canada & germany are at the ‘farthest ends of the earth’ from the phils,is it reasonable to assume they’re interested in protecting our territory against the chinese?

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    ito ang mga tama nating allies
    hindi ang imperyalistang u.s.

    germany – gepard fac’s, minesweepers
    long range coastal artilley

    canada – utility aircraft, offshore patrol boats



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

  • Slain officer’s ‘diagram’ rocks PNP
  • 2 contractors fined P25,000 for delays in Edsa rehab
  • Luisita beneficiaries take over renters
  • 5 years of hard work pay off for top UP grad
  • Art, music, book sale mark Earth Day at Arroceros park
  • Sports

  • Galedo caps ride of redemption
  • Beermen, Express dispute second semis slot today
  • Lady Agilas upset Lady Bulldogs in four sets
  • NLEX roars to 7th D-League win
  • Zaragosa, Park forge PH match play duel
  • Lifestyle

  • Summer Mayhem: The ultimate beach experience
  • A haven for steak lovers
  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • Entertainment

  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • OMB exec’s assurance: We work 24/7
  • Why Kate Upton loves Boracay
  • ‘Sweetie’ sitcom plays pregnancy card too soon
  • Business

  • Corporate bonds sweeteners
  • Professionals in the family business
  • Foreign funds flowed out in Q1, says BSP
  • Villar’s Vista Land returns to offshore bond market
  • SMC to submit $10-B airport proposal next week
  • Technology

  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Opinion

  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • A graduation story
  • The immortality of Christ
  • PH foreign policy and ‘threat assessment’
  • The second opening of Japan
  • Global Nation

  • Tiff with HK over Luneta hostage fiasco finally over
  • DOLE sees more Filipinos hired by South Koreans
  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Marketplace