(Photo courtesy of Philippine Army)

MANILA – The Philippine Army (PA) joined the rest of its Indo-Pacific counterparts in promoting peace and stability in the region.

This, as PA chief Lt. Gen. Romeo S. Brawner Jr., participated in the 46th Indo-Pacific Armies Management Seminar (IPAMS) in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Sept. 12.

In a statement Wednesday, PA spokesperson, Col. Xerxes Trinidad, said the IPAMS is the largest gathering of Army commanders in the Indo-Pacific region.

"IPAMS, the largest annual gathering of Army chiefs in the Indo-Pacific region, aims to promote peace and stability in the region through mutual understanding, dialogue, and friendship," he added.

IPAMS is co-hosted by the Bangladesh Army and United States Army Pacific (USARPAC).

“The IPAMS is a similar multi-national platform that can create a sense of friendship and warmth so that peace and stability prevail in the region,” Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in his remarks via video teleconference.

A total of 23 senior Army leaders from nations across the Indo-Pacific region joined the event.

“We are all here at this seminar because we believe in increased cooperation, increased transparency, and respect for the national sovereignty of other nations," USARPAC head Gen. Charles A. Flynn meanwhile said in his remarks before Indo-Pacific Army leaders. (PNA)