PHL welcomes Chinese Coast Guard vessel on friendly visit

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) today, January 14 welcomed Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) vessel 5204 on a week-long port call and friendly visit in Manila.

The Chinese vessel arrived January 13, but the welcome ceremony was held today.

“During the CCG’s week-long port call in Manila, PCG and CCG will discuss about communication protocols, search and rescue, and the possibility of conducting joint exercises on maritime security,” PCG said.

“There will also be an exchange of best practices on maritime affairs and law enforcement,” it added.

The third Meeting of the Joint Coast Guard Committee (JCGC) between China and the Philippines will be held this week.