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FPDA crucial to promote strategic trust in region: Ng Eng Hen

Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) is crucial in promoting strategic trust in the region.

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) is crucial in promoting strategic trust in the region.

The FPDA involves Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Defence ministers of the five countries met in Johor Bahru on Sunday.

In a joint statement, they said more combined military exercises in recent years have improved the effectiveness and interoperability of the five nations' militaries.

The ministers also expressed sympathy to the families of those onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.  

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