2. The parties agree on ways of cooperation to achieve these objectives. The measures are based on agreed principles, in accordance with the relevant international conventions to which they have adhered, the political declaration and declaration on the guiding principles for reducing drug demand adopted by the 20th Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Drugs in June 1998, as well as on the political declaration and action plan for international cooperation as part of an integrated and balanced strategy. combating the global drug problem that has been adopted at a high level. 52nd meeting of the Narcotics Commission in March 2009. (2) To this end, the contracting parties will act in the area of competition policy, provided that resources are available for these activities within the framework of the parties` cooperation instruments and programmes. Philippines: 1st Joint Committee assesses cooperation with the EU 5. The parties agree that cooperation under this agreement is consistent with their respective national laws, rules and rules. 3. The parties encourage the European Investment Bank (EIB) to continue its activities in the Philippines in accordance with its financing procedures and criteria, to continue the framework agreement signed between the EIB and the Philippines and Philippine national legislation. 2.
Without prejudice to other forms of cooperation under this agreement, the contracting parties state that they are interested in considering the conclusion of customs cooperation and mutual assistance protocols within the institutional framework defined in this agreement. establishing cooperation in the area of justice and security, including legal cooperation; illicit drugs; money laundering; the fight against organised crime and corruption; data protection as well as refugees and internally displaced persons; promoting ICT research cooperation on issues of mutual interest to contracting parties; 1. Without prejudice to the relevant provisions of the Treaty on the European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, this agreement and the measures taken under this agreement do not affect the power of the parties to carry out bilateral cooperation activities or, where appropriate, to conclude new partnership and cooperation agreements, including between the Philippines and the Member States. The parties agree, taking into account their respective economic policies and objectives, to promote industrial cooperation in all areas deemed appropriate, in order to create a climate-friendly climate for economic development and to improve the competitiveness of industries, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including: , cooperation between the parties, based on common values and mutual benefits. , encouraging cooperation between UN member states towards the effective implementation of the UN global counter-terrorism strategy; On security issues, both sides welcomed the ongoing cooperation on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats and said that enhanced security cooperation was expected.