Lavrov: agreement on military technical cooperation with the Philippines is at the final stage

© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable in fotomancer of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and Minister of foreign Affairs of the Philippines Alan Peter Cayetano during a meeting in Moscow. 25 may 2017Lavrov: agreement on military technical cooperation with the Philippines is at the final stage© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable the image Bank

The agreement between Russia and the Philippines on military-technical cooperation is in the final stages of preparation, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before the meeting with the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Philippines Allan Peter Cayetano.

According to the Russian Minister, Russia and the Philippines signed a total of nine documents. Lavrov noted that we are talking about the agreement on cooperation in the field of defense, Memorandum of cooperation in nuclear energy, trade and investment, industry, transport, culture and the arts, the programme of action on cooperation in the field of tourism and the plan of consultations between the foreign ministries of the two countries.

«And, of course, still a number of very important documents is in the final stages of preparation, including on military-technical cooperation, cooperation between law enforcement agencies,» — said Lavrov.

On Wednesday, the Philippine Ambassador to Russia Carlos Sorreta said that Russia and Philippian signed eight agreements. According to him, among the signed agreements, the programme for the development of tourism in 2017-2019, the Memorandum on understanding in the sphere of agriculture, the agreement on cooperation in the sphere of defence, the agreement on cooperation in the field of transport, the Protocol on cooperation in the sphere of culture, the agreement on trade development and investment cooperation, the Memorandum on the development of industrial cooperation and the agreement with Rosatom on the peaceful atom.

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