U.S. Chief of Naval Operations visits Singapore to strengthen cooperation

The United States’ (U.S.) Chief of Naval Operations Admiral (ADM) Michael Gilday called on Minister for Defense Dr Ng Eng Hen at the Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) July 27. During their meeting, Dr Ng and ADM Gilday discussed regional security developments and initiatives to continue strengthening mutual cooperation between the two navies moving forward. Both sides also commended the successful completion of the recent Exercise Pacific Griffin between the Republic of Singapore Navy and the U.S. Navy.

ADM Gilday, who was in Singapore from July 26 to 29 2021 for his introductory visit, also called on Chief of Defense Force Lieutenant-General Melvyn Ong and reviewed a Guard of Honor, prior to calling on Dr Ng.

ADM Gilday’s visit underscores the strong navy-to-navy relations between Singapore and the US, as well as the excellent and long-standing defense relations between the countries. Both navies interact regularly through professional exchanges, cross-attendance of courses and participation in bilateral and multilateral exercises. These regular interactions have enhanced cooperation and deepened personal and professional ties between their personnel.

Image caption: ADM Gilday reviewing a Guard of Honor at MINDEF.

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