The Vietnam People's Army Chief of General Staff and Vice Minister of National Defence, Senior Lieutenant-General (SNR-LG) Do Ba Ty, called on Second Minister for Defence Mr Chan Chun Sing this afternoon.
SNR-LG Ty, who is in Singapore on an introductory visit from Nov 12 to 15 also called on Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Ng Chee Meng and inspected a Guard of Honour at the Ministry of Defence earlier today.
SNR-LG Ty inspecting the Guard of Honour at the Ministry of Defence
As part of his visit, SNR-LG Ty toured the Singapore Armed Forces Headquarters Medical Corps at Nee Soon Camp, and the Changi Command and Control Centre where he visited both the Information Fusion Centre, and the Changi Regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Coordination Centre.
SNR-LG Ty receiving a brief at the Changi Regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Coordination Centre
SNR-LG Ty's visit highlights the warm and growing defence relations between Singapore and Vietnam, underscored by the signing of the Defence Cooperation Agreement at the defence minister level in September 2009.
Both armed forces interact regularly through high-level visits, professional exchanges, cross-attendance of courses and port calls.