Russian envoy, AFP chief hold meeting; discuss military development, technical cooperation

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Philippines, his Excellency Igor Khovaev visited Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff General Felimon Santos Jr on February 17 at the General Headquarters Building in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City during a courtesy call.

According to the Russian Embassy, “the discussion was focused on the development of military and military-technical cooperation.”

“The meeting was an introductory courtesy call requested by Ambassador Khovaev to General Santos who assumed the position on January 4,” AFP said.

It added that arrival and departure honors were accorded to the Russian envoy which is customary in all diplomatic visits.