New Zealand's Defence Minister meets with Dr Ng Eng Hen

SINGAPORE - New Zealand Minister of Defence Dr Jonathan Coleman, who is on an official visit to Singapore from August 29 to 30, met with Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen this afternoon.

As part of his programme, Dr Coleman will also visit 126 Squadron of the Republic of Singapore Air Force at Sembawang Air Base in the afternoon.

During their meeting, Dr Ng and Dr Coleman reaffirmed the strong bilateral defence relations between both countries. Both Ministers also reaffirmed the role of the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM)-Plus as a platform for Defence Ministers to exchange views on key security challenges facing the region and beyond.

Defence establishments from both New Zealand and Singapore cooperate multilaterally under the auspices of the Five Power Defence Arrangements and the ADMM-Plus, and both armed forces interact regularly through training exercises, professional exchanges, visits and military courses.