CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City - AFP Acting Vice Chief of Staff (VCSAFP) Vice Admiral Rommel Anthony SD Reyes met with His Excellency Roger Noble, Australian Ambassador for Counter Terrorism (CT), during the latter’s courtesy call on 28 September 2022 at the General Headquarters in Quezon City.

In their meeting, Ambassador Noble noted that the Philippines has some of the best practices in countering local terrorism which his government can learn from. VAdm Reyes commented that the support of the government and the people helped the Armed Forces effectively address this concern. The enactment of laws served as basis in dealing with local communist insurgency and terrorism.

The two leaders also discussed cooperation in terms of best practice sharing, intelligence exchange, and counter-terrorism training to prepare for future challenges including the resurgence of threats with the normalization of foreign travel. The VCSAFP also emphasized that it is essential to identify groups that fund these terrorists which the international community play a vital role.

Ambassador Noble and the VCSAFP likewise affirmed both countries' continued commitment to mutually beneficial engagements on counter-terrorism and disaster response. (Photos by PO3 Viluan Ret/PAO, AFP)