Defense public affairs office chief Arsenio Andolong said that the agreement would allow the systematic exchange of information of significant developments in the region.
“This Agreement will enable the Philippines to be better apprised of the latest developments in the Korean Peninsula, if any hostilities arise.
Safety and repatriation of Filipinos residing in ROK will be PHL’s paramount concern when such contingency erupts between the two Koreas,” he added.
Signing for the Philippine side was Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin while South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo represented his country.
The South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo, left, and Philippine Defense Chief Voltaire Gazmin signed a memorandum of agreement. Both nations agreed on information exchange and defense cooperation.