Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ng Eng Hen makes introductory visit to Australia

SINGAPORE: Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen met his Australian counterpart Mr Stephen Smith in Canberra on Thursday as part of Dr Ng's introductory visit to Australia.

During the meeting, both parties reaffirmed the close and long-standing bilateral defence relationship and the strong operational cooperation between both armed forces.

He also met Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator Bob Carr and Shadow Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston.

On Friday, Dr Ng will visit Perth, the Australian Special Air Service Regiment at Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne and the Republic of Singapore Air Force Flying Training Institute at the Royal Australian Air Force Base Pearce.

- CNA/cc

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Source From Channel News Asia

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