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2016 PRESS RELEASE

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Press Office - PR#08–2016, March 1, 2016

 

Signing of the Agreement between the

Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines

concerning the Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology

 

 

 

 

 

On February 29 (local time) in Manila,Mr. Kazuhide Ishikawa, Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines, and H.E. Mr. Voltaire T. GAZMIN, Secretary, Department of National Defense, Republic of the Philippines, signed the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines concerning the Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology.

 

1. This Agreement establishes the legal framework for the Governments of Japan and the Republic of the Philippines to participate in the joint research, development, and production of defense equipment and technology, and for the handling of defense equipment and technology to be transferred between Japan and the Philippines in order to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the areas of security and defense. Specifically, in addition to stipulating the procedures that determine the relevant transfers, this Agreement establishes a Joint Committee as the organ for approving the defense equipment and technology to be transferred for the projects in this Agreement. It also stipulates the regulations for the use of the transferred defense equipment and technology.

 

2. The conclusion of this Agreement ensures appropriate control regarding the transfers to third parties and for extra-purpose use against the joint development and production of defense equipment and technology which the Governments of Japan and the Republic of the Philippines participate in, or the transfers of defense equipment and technology between Japan and Philippines to enhance their cooperation in the areas of security and defense. It is expected that this Agreement will contribute to closer cooperation between Japan and the Philippines for defense equipment and technology, and maintaining and improving the production and technological bases for Japan’s defense industry, thereby ensuring the security of Japan.

 

 

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