Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen in Indonesia for work visit

Dr Ng (left) meeting with Indonesian Defence Minister Gen (Rtd) Ryamizard Ryacudu at Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence.
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Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen is in Indonesia for a working visit from Sept 28-29, the Ministry of Defence said today (Sept 28). 

As part of his visit, Dr Ng called on Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Gen (Rtd) Luhut Pandjaitan, and Indonesian Defence Minister Gen (Rtd) Ryamizard Ryacudu.

During Dr Ng's bilateral meeting with Gen (Rtd) Ryamizard, the Ministers reaffirmed the close and long standing bilateral defence relations between Indonesia and Singapore and discussed ways to enhance bilateral defence cooperation.

They also discussed the haze situation in Indonesia, and Dr Ng reiterated that the Singapore Armed Forces stands ready to support Indonesia's haze mitigation efforts, if and when activated.

Prior to their meeting, Dr Ng also inspected a Guard of Honour with Gen (Rtd) Ryamizard.

Both defence establishments engage in bilateral exercises such as Exercise Elang Indopura, Exercise Safkar Indopura and Exercise Eagle Indopura and interact at multilateral forums such as the Shangri-La Dialogue, the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) and the ADMM-Plus.

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