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US PACFLT Commander on introductory visit to Singapore

Commander of the US Pacific Fleet (US PACFLT) Admiral Harry Harris called on Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen at the ministry on Tuesday. Admiral Harris is in Singapore on an introductory visit from January 20 to 22.

SINGAPORE: Commander of the US Pacific Fleet (US PACFLT) Admiral Harry Harris called on Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen at the ministry on Tuesday.

Admiral Harris is in Singapore on an introductory visit from January 20 to 22.

A ministry statement said Admiral Harris' visit underscores the excellent and long-standing defence relationship between Singapore and the United States, and between the two navies.

Earlier on Tuesday, Admiral Harris called on Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Ng Chee Peng after inspecting a guard of honour.

His itinerary in Singapore also includes a visit to the Changi Command and Control Centre at Changi Naval Base.

The statement said the Singapore Navy and the US PACFLT interact regularly through a wide range of activities, including visits, bilateral and multilateral exercises, and professional exchanges.

These interactions have enhanced the professionalism and interoperability of the two navies.

They have also bolstered mutual understanding and friendship between their personnel. 

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