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PH to host key meet for Pacific navies

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Navy is ready to host the biennial assembly of navies bordering the Pacific area subsequent week.

The seventeenth Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) will likely be held on October 26 to 27 on-line as a result of pandemic. This 12 months’s theme is “Efficient Ocean Governance for Regional Partnership and Stability,” the Navy stated in a press release on Wednesday (Oct. 20).

Twenty members of the WPNS and eight observers, represented by their chiefs of navies or designated representatives, will meet on-line to debate and deal with naval issues of mutual concern. Navy chief Vice Admiral Adeluis Bordado will head your complete proceedings.

The Navy stated internet hosting the WPNS demonstrates its dedication to peace and diplomatic measures that strengthen relationships with neighboring and different international locations.

“Selling a peaceable Western Pacific paves the best way for the equitable and simply use of our oceans, thereby propelling sustainable and inclusive improvement,” the Navy stated.

The WPNS goals to extend cooperation and talent to function collectively and likewise construct belief and confidence between navies.

Some international locations within the Western Pacific, dwelling to a few of the world’s most significant sea lanes for world commerce, are concerned in territorial disputes which trigger pressure within the area. Most Asean states, as an illustration, are positioned alongside the coast and rely upon their oceans.

The oceans have turn into essential in shaping present world affairs and geopolitics.

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