Philippines and United Kingdom seek deepening maritime cooperation
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and the United Kingdom (UK) are seeking to deepen maritime interest cooperation, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday.
“The two countries exchanged views on important global and regional developments, and shared insights on the strategic and practical impacts of emerging maritime-related technology and legal concepts,” the DFA said in a statement.
“Maritime law enforcement, marine environment protection, climate adaptation, fisheries management efforts, and professional seafaring also formed part of the Dialogue’s agenda,” it added.
An inaugural maritime dialogue between the Philippines and UK took place in Manila on Tuesday, the DFA also said.
The two nations discussed global and regional developments, strategic and practical impacts of emerging maritime-related technology and legal concepts, maritime law enforcement, marine environment protection, climate adaptation, fisheries management efforts, and professional seafaring.
For the Philippines, the maritime dialogues are an opportunity “to advance shared strategic interests with our close and like-minded partners.”
The UK, on the other hand, identified maritime cooperation as an area that it wants to “turbocharge” as part of the Philippine-UK Enhanced Partnership.
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