Philippines, Jordan sign 5 agreements to boost relations

By: Inquirer.net September 06,2018 - 09:17 PM

President Duterte arrives at the Queen Alia Airport in Amman, Jordan.
AP

AMMAN — The Philippines and Jordan yesterday signed five bilateral agreements on political consultations, defense cooperation, maritime cooperation, cooperation framework for domestic workers, and labor cooperation and investment.

The agreements signed were: Memorandum of Understanding on Political Consultations, between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan, and the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines; Memorandum of Agreement on Defense Cooperation between the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army and the Department of National Defense of the Philippines; Agreement between the Jordan Maritime Commission and the Maritime Industry Authority of the Philippines concerning the Recognition of Certificates under the Terms of the 1978 STCW (Standards of Training Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers) Convention; Cooperation Framework for Employment of Domestic Workers, and Memorandum of Agreement on Labor Cooperation between Jordan and the Philippines; and Memorandum of Understanding between the Jordan Investment Commission and the Board of Investments of the Philippines.

Meanwhile, a Palace official said yesterday that Jordan has donated two Cobra attack helicopters to the Philippines and both are expected to arrive in the country by July 2019, after months-long training of Filipino pilots.

Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go said the donation was announced during the bilateral meeting of President Rodrigo Duterte and Jordanian King Abdullah II.

Go said Filipino pilots would need to undergo training for nine months before Jordan turns over the helicopters to the Philippines.

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