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Indonesian Defense Minister Visits Singapore

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INDONESIAN DEFENSE MINISTER MAKES INTRODUCTORY VISIT TO SINGAPORE

Indonesian Defence Minister General (GEN) (Rtd) Ryamizard Ryacudu called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen after inspecting a Guard of Honour at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) this morning.

During Dr Ng’s meeting with GEN (Rtd) Ryamizard, the Ministers reaffirmed the strong and long-standing cooperation and friendship between both Armed Forces and discussed initiatives to further strengthen bilateral defence ties.

GEN (Rtd) Ryamizard, who is in Singapore for an introductory visit from 28 to 30 January 2015, also met with senior MINDEF and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) officials.

As part of his visit, GEN (Rtd) Ryamizard will call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong later this afternoon.

He will then visit the Information Fusion Centre at the Changi Command and Control Centre, where an international liaison officer from the Indonesian Navy is deployed as part of a multi-national effort to enhance maritime security in our region.

GEN (Rtd) Ryamizard and his wife will also be attending an official dinner hosted by Dr Ng and Mrs Ng tonight.

GEN (Rtd) Ryamizard will call on Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, visit Headquarters Armour at Sungei Gedong Camp, and visit Singapore Technologies Kinetics tomorrow.

GEN (Rtd) Ryamizard’s visit underscores the strong and long-standing defence ties between Singapore and Indonesia.

The SAF and the Indonesian National Defence Forces interact regularly through exercises, visits, professional exchanges, and cross-attendance of courses. These interactions serve to build mutual understanding and enhance the professionalism and camaraderie between the two militaries.

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