The governments of India and the Philippines have announced plans to collaborate in the interest of their FinTech sectors.
This agreement was reached at the 13th India-Philippines Foreign Office Consultations and the fourth Strategic Dialogue held in Manila.
In March, both countries signed a deal for the supply of defense hardware and equipment.
“During the Strategic Dialogue held on August 18, the two sides discussed India-Philippines defense and security cooperation and exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest as well as ASEAN related matters,” India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.
Other interest areas identified by both countries included agriculture, trade, pharmaceuticals, fintech, education, defense and security, people-to-people ties, space, development cooperation, and civil aviation.
The Indian delegation at the talks was led by Saurabh Kumar, Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).