In line with the upcoming IndoMalPhi 4th TRILATERAL Port Visit and Exercise in the Western Mindanao Command (WMC) Joint Area of Operation to be held on November 27-29, 2018 which will be participated by representatives from Indonesia and Malaysia, CMO personnel of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao and Joint Task Force Zamboanga convened with the Assistant Chief of Unified Command Staff for CMO of the Western Mindanao Command Lieutenant Colonel Gerry M. Besana for the finalization of the preparations for the said event.
Representatives from the Philippine Information Agency were also present during the conference held at the WestMinCom Media Center around 8am today so as to be apprised of their role on the Trilateral Comprehensive Agreement exercise.
The said meeting is in relation to the mission planning initiated by Colonel Leonardo I. Peña, the Chief of Unified Command Staff held at the WestMinCom conference room on Tuesday (November 20).
The TRILATERAL Port Visit is a continuing activity which is being hosted alternately by Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines under INDOMALPHI trilateral Cooperative Framework. It is part of the implementation of the TCA wherein WestMinCom through Naval Forces Western Mindanao and Joint Task Force INDOMALPHI participates in the said activity.
The objective of the Trilateral Port Visit and Exercise is to strengthen the relationship, enhance mutual cooperation, and interoperability of the three countries through the development of combined rules of engagement.