Indonesian defence minister calls on Dr Ng Eng Hen

Indonesian defence minister calls on Dr Ng Eng Hen
Indonesian Defence Minister General Ryamizard Ryacudu calling on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen.

SINGAPORE - Indonesian Defence Minister General Ryamizard Ryacudu called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen after inspecting a Guard of Honour at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) this morning.

During Dr Ng's meeting with General Ryamizard, the Ministers reaffirmed the strong and long-standing cooperation and friendship between both Armed Forces and discussed initiatives to further strengthen bilateral defence ties.

General Ryamizard, who is in Singapore for an introductory visit from January 28 to 30, 2015, also met with senior MINDEF and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) officials.

As part of his visit, General Ryamizard will call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong this afternoon, according to a statement from MINDEF. He will then visit the Information Fusion Centre at the Changi Command and Control Centre, where an international liaison officer from the Indonesian Navy is deployed as part of a multi-national effort to enhance maritime security in our region. General Ryamizard and his wife will also be attending an official dinner hosted by Dr Ng and Mrs Ng tonight.

General Ryamizard will call on Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, visit Headquarters Armour at Sungei Gedong Camp, and visit Singapore Technologies Kinetics tomorrow.

His visit underscores the strong and long-standing defence ties between Singapore and Indonesia. The SAF and the Indonesian National Defence Forces interact regularly through exercises, visits, professional exchanges, and cross-attendance of courses. These interactions serve to build mutual understanding and enhance the professionalism and camaraderie between the two militaries.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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