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Philippines, Myanmar seek stronger military ties

The Philippines and Myanmar are hoping to sign a memorandum of understanding in defence cooperation, to pave the way for training exchanges and dialogues between both countries.

MANILA: The Philippines and Myanmar are hoping to sign a memorandum of understanding in defence cooperation, Xinhua news agency reported.

Philippines Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Thursday the agreement will pave the way for training exchanges and dialogues between both countries.

"We look forward to the possibility of having an MoU to strengthen military ties with Myanmar which can serve as a defence agreement," Gazmin said in a statement.

On Wednesday, Myanmar Defence Services commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing paid a courtesy call on Gazmin in Manila.

It is not immediately clear when the MoU will be signed.  

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