MANILA –The Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between the European Union (EU) and the Philippines will enter into force on March 1, the EU Delegation in Manila said Wednesday.
In a statement, EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen welcomed the movement on the two parties’ bilateral ties.
“I am happy to see the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement coming into force. The EU-Philippine relations are now firmly anchored on an ambitious and shared agreement,” he said.
Through ratification of the PCA, the EU and the Philippines have reaffirmed their joint commitment to the principles of good governance, democracy, the rule of law, the promotion of social and economic development, as well as to peace and security in the region.
The agreement provides new and enhanced legal framework, enabling the EU and the Philippines to strengthen their bilateral relationship, in particular on political, social and economic matters, including human rights.
The PCA, signed in 2012, has now been ratified by all of the parties after ratification by the Senate of the Philippines on January 22, 2018.
The EU Delegation said this reflects the longstanding partnership the EU has with the people of the Philippines and its commitment to investing in a strong and beneficial relationship that benefits both parties’ citizens. (PNA)
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will for the first time deploy a vessel to Australia, as part of efforts to strengthen counter-piracy measures in Southeast Asia. The vessel, the 3,300-tonne Souya-class … [Read More...]
MANILA -- The visit of US Chief-of-Navy Operations, Admiral John Richardson, to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City gave both the Philippines and the … [Read More...]
I was able to attend the 2018 Asian Defense and Security (ADAS) at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Manila recently, and every time the event is held (every two years) it always seem to get bigger and … [Read More...]
MANILA -- The US government reiterated its offer to supply the Philippines with the Lockheed Martin F-16. The offer took place during Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin … [Read More...]
The kit incorporates, among other systems, an electro-optical imager and a variant of ELTA Systems' EL/M-2022 synthetic aperture radar The 300th Air Intelligence and Security Wing (AISW) of the … [Read More...]
The Philippines will hold joint military exercises with China during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)-China military exercise to be held in Zhanjiang, China on October 22 to 29, the … [Read More...]