CAMP GEN EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City (DWDD) – The Mutual Defense Board and Security Engagement Board (MDB-SEB) met today, November 22, 2016 at the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Camp Gen Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
According to AFP Spokesperson BGen Restituto Padilla, in a Joint Statement immediately released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the US Pacific Command after the engagement, the successful completion of the MDB-SEB ensures continued robust relations between the United States and the Philippine militaries.
This highlights the enduring commitment of both countries to the US-Phil alliance.
Both countries look forward to continued close cooperation in areas central to both countries national and security interests including Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, counter-terrorism, cyber-security, and maritime security.
The board was jointly presided by co-chairs General Ricardo R. Visaya, Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines and Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. They were joined and supported by various standing committees and participating agencies of both governments.” ALS / AES / MCAG