LOOK: Indonesian Navy warships in Manila for goodwill visit
MANILA, Philippines — Two Indonesian Navy warships arrived in Manila on Monday morning for a four-day goodwill visit.
The multi-role light frigate Kri Bung Tomo (357) and Sigma-class corvette Kri Sultan Iskandar Muda (367) dropped anchor at Pier 15 in South Harbor, where they were welcomed by the Philippine Navy led by Commo. Ernesto Baldovino, commander of Sealift Amphibious Force.
The Indonesian Navy’s contingent was led by Capt. Amrin Rosihan.
Acting Navy public affairs office chief Lcmdr. Ma. Christina Roxas said the visit is part of Indonesia’s Asean Maritime Fulcrum, a concept where it aims to improve maritime relations with neighboring countries in the region through naval diplomacy. The Indonesian warships are also scheduled to visit Malaysia and Singapore.
While in Manila, Rosihan and the commanding officers of the two warships will pay a courtesy call on Navy chief Vice Adm. Robert Empedrad.
A series of engagements are also lined up, including reciprocal receptions, goodwill games, and a shipboard tour.
The visit will be concluded with a passing exercise between the visiting warships and a Philippine Navy vessel.
Edited by KGA
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