Military ties strengthened
Posted 4 years ago
ROYAL Australian Navy’s HMAS ships Anzac, Toowoomba and Success have just completed concurrent port visits to Malaysia and the Philippines, as part of a three-month southeast Asia deployment.
|SUCCESSFUL EXERCISE: Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Gemma Stratton, Support Phoebe Evans, Electronics Technician William Gilbert and Electronic Technician James Durrington prepare to come alongside Subic Bay during deployment.|
During the port visit to Subic Bay, Anzac and Success conducted a logistic resupply, as well as local engagements with the armed forces of the Philippines and government dignitaries. This was Anzac and Success’ first port visit together during the deployment.
In Kota Kinabalu, Toowoomba conducted an official function with Malaysian armed forces and local officials before participating in a passage exercise with the Royal Malaysian Navy on departure from the port.
Chief of Joint Operations Vice Admiral David Johnston said the visits provided an opportunity to strengthen military ties with the armed forces of Malaysia and the Philippines.
“Our enduring military-tomilitary engagement activities contribute to security and stability in the region,” Vice Admiral Johnston said.
“We have long-standing relationships with the armed forces of Malaysia and the Philippines, and these visits provide a great opportunity to build new friendships.”
HMAS ships Anzac, Toowoomba and Success will participate in a series of exercises with nations in the region, including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua
New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.
‘‘ OUR ENDURING MILITARY-TO-MILITARY ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES CONTRIBUTE TO SECURITY AND STABILITY IN THE REGION.
First Published: The Queensland Times