Second Minister for Defence Mr Ong Ye Kung met the Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak and Minister of Defence Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein in Langkawi, Malaysia earlier today. Mr Ong also attended the opening ceremony of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2017 (LIMA 17) held at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre this morning.
Mr Ong's meetings with the senior Malaysian leadership underscore the warm and long-standing ties between Singapore and Malaysia. During the calls, the leaders reiterated the importance of strong bilateral defence cooperation between Singapore and Malaysia, as well as reaffirmed their commitment to multilateral frameworks that are an integral part of the region's security architecture, such as the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA), the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) and the ADMM-Plus.
Mr Ong also met Turkish Deputy Minister of National Defence Suay Alpay and UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement Harriet Baldwin today on the sidelines of LIMA 17.
He will be meeting the Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Dato' Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid bin Hamidi later this afternoon.
Source: Ministry Of Defence (MINDEF)