Philippines hopes to sign defense agreement with UAE this year

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Tue, 2023-09-12 15:25

MANILA: The Philippines is hoping to sign a defense agreement with the UAE this year, a top official told Arab News, as Manila seeks to expand security ties with Abu Dhabi.

Discussions on boosting security ties have been underway for months, with officials now in the final stages of an agreement.

Last week, Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr. held talks with UAE Ambassador to Manila Mohammed Obaid Al-Qattam Al-Zaabi.

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