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Malaysian Air Force Chief calls on Singapore's Defence Minister

The Aug 7 visit was meant to mark the long-standing bilateral relationship between both countries and both air forces, MINDEF said.

SINGAPORE: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Chief General Rodzali Daud called on Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen on Thursday (Aug 7). 

His official visit - part of what was described as his "farewell visit" here from Wednesday to Friday - highlighted the long-standing defence ties shared between Singapore and Malaysia, as well as the bilateral relationship between the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the RMAF, Singapore's Defence Ministry said.

The ministry said in a statement that both air forces interact on a regular basis through “professional exchanges, courses and exercises”. RSAF and RMAF fighters were engaged in the Five Power Defence Arrangements Exercise Bersama Lima last year.

Together with fighters from Indonesia and Thailand, both air forces also conducted combined maritime air patrols in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.

Gen Rodzali had earlier visited Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Ng Chee Meng and Chief of Air Force Major-General Hoo Cher Mou after inspecting the Guard of Honour at the Ministry of Defence.

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