DND officer-in-charge to meet with US Defense Secretary in Hawaii | Global News

DND officer-in-charge to meet with US Defense Secretary in Hawaii

/ 05:51 PM September 29, 2022

Department of National Defense OIC Usec. Jose Faustino Jr. /DND

MANILA, Philippines — Department of National Defense officer-in-charge Undersecretary Jose Faustino Jr. will meet with United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III in Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday, September 29.

In a statement, the DND said the two officials will discuss several issues on the security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, among others.


“Upon the invitation of Secretary Austin, Undersecretary Faustino will meet with his counterpart to discuss the PH-US defense alliance.

“The two officials are expected to discuss operational cooperation in addressing emerging security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region,” the DND said.


Talking over the phone, Faustino and Austin held their first bilateral engagement earlier this month.

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