Japan foreign minister visits Philippine Coast Guard

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Joel S Garcia welcomed Japan Minister of Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda at the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) National Headquarters, Port Area, Manila on 09 January 2020.

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During the meeting, Admiral Garcia shared the proposed solutions to address maritime terrorism in the ZamBaSulTa region, as well as the maritime security efforts in the West Philippine Sea.

Afterwards, the PCG Commandant toured the Japanese delegation at the National Coast Watch Center (NCWC)’s monitoring station and at Multi Role Response Vessel (MRRV-4402) “BRP Malabrigo” where he discussed how the PCG monitors major Philippine coastlines and how the floating assets of PCG are used in major relief operations. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD