Singapore and France Strengthen Defence Relations Through 16th Defence Policy Dialogue [fr]

PS(D) Mr Chan Yeng Kit (fourth from right) co-chairing the 16th Singapore-France DPD with with France's Director-General for International Relations and Strategy, Mr Philippe Errera (third from left), at MINDEF.
PS(D) Mr Chan Yeng Kit (fourth from right) co-chairing the 16th Singapore-France DPD with with France’s Director-General for International Relations and Strategy, Mr Philippe Errera (third from left), at MINDEF.
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Mr Errera (left) calling on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen (right) at MINDEF.
Mr Errera (left) calling on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen (right) at MINDEF.
Credits: Singapore MinDef
Mr Errera (third from left) receiving a brief by the SAF's Commander C4 (Command, Control, Communications and Computers) Operations Group, Colonel Edmund Tan (third from right) on the SAF's cyber defence training capability.
Mr Errera (third from left) receiving a brief by the SAF’s Commander C4 (Command, Control, Communications and Computers) Operations Group, Colonel Edmund Tan (third from right) on the SAF’s cyber defence training capability.
Credits: Singapore MinDef

France’s Director-General for International Relations and Strategy Philippe Errera, who visited Singapore from 1 to 2 November 2016, co-chaired the 16th Singapore-France Defence Policy Dialogue (DPD) with Permanent Secretary (Defence) Mr Chan Yeng Kit at the Ministry of Defence on 2 November. This long-standing forum aims at sharing views on geopolitical issues, discussing mutual interests and reinforcing bilateral defence cooperation.

During the visit, Mr Errera also called on Ministry of Defence Dr NG Eng Hen and received a brief from the SAF’s commander C4 (Command, Control, Communications and Computers) Operations Group on the SAF’s cyber defence training capability.

The defence cooperation between France and Singapore is fruitful and large, based upon political common views, especially regarding the freedom of navigation and overflight, as well as the importance to live in a rule-based world.

The French ministry of Defence participated to 4 in the 5 latest editions of the Shangri-La dialogue. The two countries work together on joint military exercices, high level meetings, defence technology cooperation.

The Republic of Singapore Air Force has trained its jet pilots in France since 1998 and is expected to continue for at least two decades. Both Air forces will shortly implement the same model of in-flight refueling tanker MRTT. French ships shall call in Singapore during the first semester of 2017, as 4 ships did in 2016.

Dernière modification : 07/11/2016

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