Indian Coast Guard and Philippine Coast Guard sign MoU to strengthen maritime cooperation
The Indian Coast Guard and the Philippine Coast Guard have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their maritime cooperation.
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The objective of the MoU is to enhance bilateral maritime cooperation between the two countries with a focus on ensuring safe, secure, and clean seas in the region.
The MoU was signed in New Delhi by Rakesh Pal, Director General of, the Indian Coast Guard, and Admiral Artemio M. Abu, Commandant of, the Philippine Coast Guard.
The two sides held their inaugural bilateral meeting after the signing of the MoU, addressing a range of maritime issues.
Areas of Focus: The key areas of cooperation under the MoU include:
Maritime Law Enforcement: Strengthening cooperation in the enforcement of maritime laws.
Maritime Search and Rescue: To enhance joint efforts in search and rescue operations at sea.
Marine Pollution Response: Collaborating to respond effectively to marine pollution incidents.
Delegation visit: A five-member delegation of the Philippine Coast Guard is on an official visit to India from 20 August to 24 August.
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