Singapore Defence Minister Hosts Chinese Counterpart During Airshow Week

Singapore’s Defence Minister Dr. Ng Eng Hen will conduct talks with the Chinese Minister of National Defence General Chang Wanquan together with other ASEAN defence ministers between 4-8 February during the week of the Singapore Airshow.

Defence ministers and officials from all ten member states of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be in Singapore from Monday 5 February to attend an ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) Retreat that be staged during the week of the Singapore Airshow, according to a statement released by Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).

This year Singapore has the chairmanship of ASEAN, the ADMM and the ADMM-Plus. In October, Singapore will host the formal ADMM and the ADMM-Plus meetings, the latter of which will comprises 18 countries including Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russia and the United States.

by Andrew Drwiega