US, PH defense execs meet, discuss ways to enhance logistics capabilities in EDCA sites
Mon | March 18, 2024

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March 15, 2024 (Quezon City) - Assistant Secretary for Logistics, Acquisition, and Self-Reliant Defense Posture Joselito B. Ramos met with US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Christopher J. Lowman, to discuss the logistics capabilities in Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) sites.

With the upcoming Philippines-US Balikatan Exercise in April 2024, ASec. Ramos stated that the EDCA sites could accommodate a large number of logistical assets. Asec. Ramos also shared with his US counterparts the challenges faced by the Defense Department, including logistics, transportation, resupply, overhaul, and maintenance concerning the projects at EDCA sites.

Both sides committed to addressing the capability gaps of the EDCA sites, and emphasized that sustaining regional cooperation between like-minded countries will further enhance interoperability.