Russia, Philippines strengthen defence cooperation hinh anh 1Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R) meets with the Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay in Moscow. (Photo:

Moscow (VNA) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has highlighted the military-technical cooperation with the Philippines.

The two sides advocate promoting the bilateral collaboration, Lavrov said after meeting with Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay in Moscow on December 5.

In last September, a delegation of the Philippines participated in the International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2016”, in which the Philippines had the opportunity to study Russian weapons and equipment. Military vessels of the two countries also visited each other’s ports.

Minister Lavrov said that Philippine Secretary of National Defence Delfin Lorenzana is currently visiting Moscow and is scheduled to have talks with the Russian Minister of Defence Sergey Shoygu and defence officers at the Ministry of Defence and the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation.-VNA