JAPAN (DWDD) – Rear Admiral Robert A. Empedrad, Flag officer in command, Philippine Navy, visited Japan with official invitation by Admiral Yutaka
Murakawa, the Chief of Maritime Staff Office, JMSDF.
They exchanged opinions, shared common recognition of concerns in this region, and agreed to enhance relationship between JMSDF and Philippine Navy. Also both of leader signed “IMPLEMENTING ARRANGEMENT FOR DEEPING COOPERATION BETWEEN THE JAPAN MARITIME SELF DEFENSE FORCE AND THE PHILIPPINE NAVY” for further cooperation deepening of future relations between JMSDF and Philippine Navy.
The two leader agreed that enhancing bilateral maritime capability will contribute to “Free and Open Indo – pacific”. NPAO / MCAG