Manila, Philippines —The defence and economic representatives from the Australian Embassy in the Philippines paid a courtesy visit to the National Coast Watch Council Secretariat (Secretariat) on 18 October 2022 at Rm. 494 Social Hall, Mabini Hall, Malacañang.

The embassy representatives were met by Usec. Edmund S. Tayao, the Executive Director of the Secretariat, together with his staff. The discussions circled around matters relating to the National Coast Watch System, previous and ongoing affairs between the Philippines and Australia, and possible areas of cooperation and engagements with regard to maritime affairs.