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The Philippine-Italian cooperation initiative continues to grow years after the establishment of diplomatic relations on 9 July 1947.Pushing further both economic potential Italy eyes to expand its defense partnership with the Philippines strengthening bilateral relations and enriching the confidence between the two countries.
As per Spokesperson Commander Benjo Negaranza, "Capt. Pitton congratulated Rear Adm. Valencia on his recent designation as acting Navy chief, and looked forward to sustaining Italy’s defense partnership with the PN, particularly in terms of materiel and sharing of expertise. The acting Navy chief also expressed high hopes to have a future agreement for the training of PN pilots with Italian counterparts"