(2 June 2023, Singapore) In recognition of common interests in deepening bilateral cooperation on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR), the Philippines and Singapore signed today the Arrangement between the Department of National Defense of the Republic of the Philippines and the Ministry of Defence of Singapore Concerning the Conduct of Education, Training Assistance and Support Activities on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief.
The Arrangement was signed by Assistant Secretary Pablo M. Lorenzo, Office of Strategic Assessments and International Affairs, DND and Deputy Secretary for Policy, Brigadier General Kelvin Fan, Ministry of Defence at the sidelines of the 20th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue, taking place in Singapore from 2 to 4 June 2023. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Senior Undersecretary Carlito Galvez Jr., Officer-in-Charge, Department of National Defense and Minister for Defense of Singaore, Dr. Ng Eng Hen.
A bilateral meeting between Senior Undersecretary Galvez Jr and Minister Ng preceded the signing ceremony.
Philippine Ambassador to Singapore H.E. Medardo G. Macaraig was present during the bilateral meeting and also witnessed the signing ceremony of the Arrangement on HADR.
For more information on the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, please visit: https://www.iiss.org/events/shangri-la-dialogue/shangri-la-dialogue-2023/