20 Presidential Security Group (PSG) members has undergone a VIP Protection Training Program with the Federal Protective Service in Moscow, Russia from February 27 to March 11, the Philippine Embassy in Moscow said. This comes as President Rodrigo Duterte prepares for his visit to Russia in May.
“This training in Russia is a historic first for the PSG and augurs very well for Philippines-Russia relations,” Philippine Ambassador to Russia Carlos D. Sorreta said.
“This is a manifestation of the growing trust and confidence between the two sides which in turn generates positive momentum for deeper cooperation in the field of security and other areas of mutual interest,” he added.
According to Philippine Embassy in Moscow, this capacity-building activity is one of the concrete results of the recent successful visit to the Philippines of Mr. Nikolay Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, last February 2017.
Secretary Patrushev met with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Secretary of National Defense Delfin N. Lorenza and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. in Davao, City to discuss a wide range of bilateral matters, including defense and security cooperation.
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