The Mutual Logistics Suppport Arrangement between the Philippines and Australia is a framework that will allow the provision of logistics support during exercises, training, deployments, and other exigencies as mutually determined by both countries.
MLSA will, likewise, facilitate rapid deployment of both forces for purposes of humanitarian assistance and disaster response. It is intended to enhance the interoperability between the AFP and ADF, which regularly conduct exercises under the PH-AUS Defense Cooperation and the Status of Visiting Forces Agreement (SOVFA).
Delfin N. Lorenzana
Department of National Defense