• Manila Defense chiefs’ meet ends


    TWENTY-NINE top military leaders from Indo-Asia Pacific region along with some of the world’s military powers concluded a three-day Chiefs of Defense Conference co-hosted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the United States Pacific Command. Gen. Ricardo Visaya, AFP Chief of Staff, said the annual gathering centered on the regional military cooperation and challenges, highlighted by talks on future regional order in the Indo-Asia-Pacific; military cooperation in transnational security; and prospects for maritime shared awareness, technology, and innovation. Participants were chiefs of defense and senior military leaders from Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Fiji, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, Chile, Colombia, France, Mexico, Peru, United Kingdom, and the US.


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