Defense News - Singapore
|Friday, June 22, 2012, 09:50 AM|
|Singaporean and Chinese ministers of defense meet to discuss military cooperation.|
Liang Guanglie, state councilor and minister of national defense of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), held talks with Ng Eng Hen, the visiting minister for defense of the Republic of Singapore, on the afternoon of June 18, 2012 in Beijing. The two sides exchanged views on such issues as the relations between the two countries and the two militaries, regional security and the South China Sea issue.
Gen. Liang Guanglie (R), state councilor and minister of national defense of the People's Republic of China, holds a welcoming ceremony for visiting Singapore Minister for Defense Ng Eng Hen (L), and accompanied him to review the guard of honor of the PLA three services on the afternoon of June 18, 2012 in Beijing.
Liang Guanglie expressed that the defense departments and high-level military officers of the two countries have had close contacts with each other in recent years as evidenced by successful mechanism-based contact programs such as defense policy dialogues, and steady progress of exchanges among academies, personnel training, joint training, reciprocal visits among warships and exchanges in professional fields as well as good cooperation in multilateral fields.