Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen hosted Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto to breakfast this morning. Throughout their assembly, Dr Ng and Mr Prabowo exchanged views on geopolitical developments and mentioned ways in which Singapore and Indonesia might work collectively for the peace and safety of the area.
Mr Prabowo is in Singapore to attend the 2023 Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat held on 16 March 2023, throughout which Dr Ng and Mr Prabowo co-signed a Joint Replace on Defence Cooperation that highlights key bilateral defence interactions up to now yr and affirms each international locations’ dedication to advance cooperation on key areas of mutual curiosity.
Singapore and Indonesia have shut and long-standing defence ties. Each defence institutions have loved a long time of shut friendship and proceed to deepen their cooperation to sort out widespread regional safety challenges. The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Indonesian Nationwide Defence Forces (TNI) work together often by way of army workout routines, high-level visits, skilled exchanges, and cross-attendance of programs throughout the three Companies and in any respect ranges. These interactions serve to strengthen mutual understanding, strengthen friendships and improve the cooperation between the 2 defence institutions and Armed Forces.