US pacific fleet commander calls on S'pore's defence minister

US pacific fleet commander calls on S'pore's defence minister

SINGAPORE - The Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet,  Admiral Harry Harris called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen at the Ministry of Defence this afternoon.

ADM Harris, who is in Singapore on a two-day working trip from December 17 to 18, 2014, had met with Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Ng Chee Meng earlier today and called on Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Defence, ADM Harris' visit underscores the excellent and long-standing defence relationship between Singapore and the United States, and between both navies.

The Republic of Singapore Navy and the US PACFLT interact regularly through a wide array of activities including visits, professional exchanges and bilateral and multilateral exercises.

These extensive interactions have enhanced the professionalism and interoperability of the two navies, and helped bolster mutual understanding and friendship between their personnel, said the statement.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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