US Vice President Kamala Harris’ Courtesy Visit on Japan-made BRP Teresa Magbanua (MRRV-9701)

US Vice President Kamala Harris

On 22 November, Embassy of Japan in the Philippines Deputy Chief of Mission, MATSUDA Kenichi joined the historic courtesy visit of United States Vice President Kamala Harris to the BRP TERESA MAGBANUA (MRRV-9701) stationed in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. One of the largest patrol vessels of the Philippine Coast Guard, the Japan-made BRP TERESA MAGBANUA was chosen to welcome the US Vice President.

This visit marks a milestone for U.S.-Philippines-Japan cooperation. Maritime cooperations like this are crucial for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP). Japan looks forward to further promoting collaboration among the three countries.