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MoU between Netherlands and Sri Lanka

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The Netherlands Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sri Lankan Government on provision of services to the Netherlands Merchant Vessel Protection Detachments (VPDs) operating in the Indian Ocean, during a ceremony held at the ministry premises on Tuesday (16th May).

Secretary to the Ministry of Defense together with the Netherlands Ambassador in Sri Lanka Joanne Doornewaard inked the MoU representing the two governments.

This is the first ever MoU being signed between Sri Lankan Government and a foreign country with regard to the facilitation of Onboard Security Team (OBST) operations.

Under the directions of the President, Sri Lanka Navy undertook the facilitation of OBST operations which has assisted to increase the capital of the government.