Visit by General Denis Mercier, Chief of Staff of the Air Force - 12 to 14 March
On an official visit to Singapore from 12 to 14 March 2014, at the invitation of his counterpart Major General Hoo Cher Mou, General Denis Mercier, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, was able to meet with General Ng Chee Meng, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces and with Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence. The latter conferred on him, in the name of President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Meritorious Service Medal (military) during a ceremony at the Ministry of Defence in recognition of the strong ties between the French and Singaporean Air Forces. France receives a squadron of Singaporean fighter pilots for the past fifteen years at the Cazaux air base. This visit enabled Generals Mercier and Hoo to understand each other’s new perspectives on cooperation, especially following the announcement by the Singaporean government of their decision to acquire the Aster 30 air defence system and the A330-MRTT tanker aircraft.
The Ambassador of France to Singapore, Mr Benjamin Dubertret, received General Mercier and his spouse at the Residence on 13 March.
Credit Photo: Ministry of Defence in Singapore