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Indonesian ship on goodwill visit in Manila

August 13, 2019

THE Indonesian Navy training ship KRI Bima Suci (945) docked in Manila on Monday for its second goodwill visit.

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ENHANCING TIES Indonesia’s training ship KRI Bima Suci (945) docks at Manila’s South Harbor on Monday. The ship’s goodwill visit, aimed to strengthen ties between the Philippines and Indonesia, will end on August 15. PHOTO BY ENRIQUE AGCAOILI

With a crew of 15 officers, 74 enlisted personnel, 18 training staff and 83 cadets, the ship was welcomed by a Philippine Navy delegation led by Cdr. Jeffrey Magbanua, executive officer of the assistant chief of naval staff for civil military operations.

The Indonesian delegation headed by Lt. Col. Waluyo will pay a courtesy call on Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, the Philippine Navy flag officer in command.

According to Magbanua, the navies of the two countries will engage in a series of confidence-building

activities, including cultural and sports exchange, goodwill games, pre-coordination meeting and ship tour, among others.

“This trumpet the Philippine Navy’s commitment in promoting naval diplomacy and camaraderie and fostering goodwill with our Indonesian Navy counterparts,” Magbanua said during a news conference following the ship’s arrival.

The ship will be in Manila until August 15.

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