Japan and the Philippines are set to clinch a deal next month on the provision of Maritime Self-Defense Force TC-90 training aircraft to the Southeast Asian country, officials of the two countries said Friday.

Defense Minister Gen Nakatani and Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin are likely to reach a basic agreement on the matter in telephone talks, probably Monday, the officials said.

If the planned lease of the MSDF aircraft to the Philippines is realized, it will become the first provision of Self-Defense Forces aircraft to a foreign country.