More PH, Australia naval drills

Joint drills in region again.

Philippines, Australia begin joint drills in Sulu Sea

The Philippine Navy said on July 16 that it and the Royal Australian Navy has started 10-day joint exercises in the Sulu Sea to deal with threats of kidnapping and terrorism.

Cheryl Tindog, spokesperson of the Western Command of the Philippine Navy, said in a statement that the exercises, which will end on July 25, aim to enhance training, interoperability and cooperation between the two navies in coping with terrorism and kidnapping activities in the region.

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