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13/09/2016: PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL ATTENDS ROUNDTABLE AND LUNCHEON HOSTED BY US PACIFIC AIR FORCES (PACAF) COMMANDER

 

General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy,  Commander of US Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)  hosted a roundtable discussion and luncheon for  resident Consul Generals in Hawaii on September 7, 2016 at the PACAF Headquarters, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.  Consul Generals of  Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines and South Korea attended the event.

General O’ Shaughnessy and his team briefed  the group of the activities of the PACAF and exchange views with the diplomats on various issues

Philippine Consul General thanked  Gen. O’Shaughnessy for his hospitality  and PACAF’s active involvement in PH-US joint projects and activities. She also thanked PACAF for  hosting the 5th PAF-PACAF Airman to Airman (A2A) Talks which were successfully conducted last 29-31 August 2016 in Hawaii.   This regular dialogue/s  further strengthen  the relationship between the US Pacific Air Forces and the Philippine Air Force (PAF)  and help coordinate future activities  by both Air Forces in line with PH-US Mutual Defense Treaty and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). Consul General Jamoralin also stressed the need  for closer  PACAF and PAF  cooperation for capacity building and strengthening the PH-Hawaii State Partnership Program (SPP) between PAF, PACAF and  the Hawaii Air National Guard.

Gen. O’ Shaughnessy reaffirmed   the US rebalance policy  and that the US will remain focused  on  Asia. END