Korea training ship arrives in PH for goodwill visit

Published October 14, 2019, 2:21 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Betheena Kae Unite

A training vessel from Korea arrived in the country Monday for a five-day goodwill visit to boost the cooperation between the Philippines and Korea.

Philippine Coast Guard (MANILA BULLETIN)
Philippine Coast Guard (MANILA BULLETIN)

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) welcomed the Korea Coast Guard training vessel “Badaro” when it arrived at the PCG national headquarters at the South Harbor in Manila to kick start its goodwill visit yesterday.

According to the PCG, the friendly visit aims to nurture the bilateral relationship and partnership between the two nations’ coast guards.

“This is also in line with the commemoration this year of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Republic of Korea, thus, intends to promote mutual exchange and support to further the longstanding ties between the two countries and the two coastguards,” the PCG said in a statement.

It further said that the visit was being headed by the President of Korea Coast Guard Academy Senior Superintendent General Ko Myung Suk, along with 130 cadets and trainees of the “Badaro”.

The Korean delegation will leave the country by October 18.