A United States (US) congressional delegation, led by Singapore Caucus Co-Chairs Representative Rick Larsen (D-Washington) and Representative David Schweikert (R-Arizona), called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen this morning. The congressional delegation also included Representative Donald Norcross (D-New Jersey).
During the session, Dr Ng and the congressional delegation reaffirmed the strong and long-standing defence relationship between Singapore and the US. Dr Ng expressed gratitude for the US’ continued support for the Singapore Armed Forces’ overseas training in the US as well as access to US technology, while the congressional delegation thanked Singapore for its long-standing support for the US presence in the region, particularly for facilitating the US’ use of facilities in Singapore. Both sides also discussed geopolitical developments and the importance of maintaining open channels of communication to support peace and stability in the region.
The congressional delegation is visiting Singapore from 31 July to 4 August 2023. As part of the visit, the congressional delegation called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Lawrence Wong today and will also be hosted to a tour of the Information Fusion Centre, Counter-Terrorism Information Facility, and Changi Regional HADR Coordination Centre at RSS Singapura – Changi Naval Base on 3 August.
Source: Minedef Singapore