First Deputy to the Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleg Hladkovskiy held a meeting with the senior leadership of defense ministries of the Republic of the Philippines
First Deputy to the Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleg Hladkovskiy during his working visit to the Republic of the Philippines, held a meeting with the senior leadership of defense ministries of the country.
In particular, the Ukrainian top official held an official meeting with Secretary of National Defense Delfin N.Lorenzana, during which the parties discussed the potential areas of military cooperation between the countries.
"I want to state with certainty that Ukraine and the Republic of the Philippines can effectively cooperate in the MTC field. This will become another positive step for the expansion of bilateral interaction between the two countries", - Mr. Hladkovskiy said. The parties considered the issues of cooperation, particularly in the field of shipbuilding, production of air defense means, UAV's, radar equipment, and weapon systems.
"In fact, the Philippines with its market and economy are opening up huge prospects for Ukrainian developers and manufacturers. Shipbuilding, various weapon systems, radars, UAVs - this is nowhere near a full list of what Ukraine can offer as part of a mutually beneficial defense cooperation", - said the First Deputy to the Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine.
In addition, Oleg Hladkovskiy met with Commander of the Air Forces Ltgen Edgar R. Fallorina and Deputy Secretary for Defense Procurement and Logistics Jesus Rey R.Avilla.
"I am convinced that my visit to the Republic of the Philippines will be a new starting point for the development of effective cooperation because we have many things that unite us. Therefore, the deepening of Ukrainian-Philippine military-technical cooperation will strengthen the national security of our states. Moreover, after the meetings held I was pleasantly surprised that the senior military leadership of the Republic of the Philippines is quite well informed about the activities of the "Antonov" SE and familiar with its products and achievements. It made me feel really proud of our aviation industry", - the First Deputy to the Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine added.