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3 December 2019, Paris: A Letter of Intent (LOI) on Enhancing Defence Cooperation in the Maritime Domain was signed during the official visit of Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin F. Lorenzana to Paris, France on 29 November 2019.

The LOI follows the signing of the Technical Arrangement on Defense Equipment Cooperation between Secretary Lorenzana and his French counterpart, Minister Florence Parly, and the convening of the 2nd Joint Defense Consultative Committee Meeting in September 2019.

The visit to France of Secretary Lorenzana culminates the increased level of interaction between the defense ministries of the Philippines and France in 2019 and acknowledges the vast potential of this field of cooperation between the two countries.

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Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin F. Lorenzana and French Minister of Armies Florence Parly

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Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin F. Lorenzana and French Minister of Armies Florence Parly signing the Letter of Intent (LOI) on Enhancing Defence Cooperation in the Maritime Domain in Paris on 29 November 2019