Japan, Philippine governments sign agreement on transfer of defense equipment and technology

  • March 03, 2016

MANILA, 3 March (PIA) – The governments of Japan and the Philippines signed an agreement Monday on the transfer of Japan’s defense equipment and technology.

 

Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin lead the signing of the agreement.

 

The agreement establishes the legal framework for the two governments 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 to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the areas of security and defense.

 

Likewise, the agreement establishes a Joint Committee as the organ for approving the defense equipment and technology to be transferred for the projects. It also stipulates the regulations for the use of the transferred defense equipment and technology.

 

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 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 also expected that 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. (JICC/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)


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