08 January 2015
2015 will provide Singapore and Australia with good opportunities to further enhance their defence relationship towards the goal of a ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’.
At the Eighth Meeting of the Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial Committee (SAJMC) in Singapore in August 2014, both sides agreed to further strengthen defence cooperation as part of a new roadmap known as Project 2025 towards a comprehensive strategic partnership’.
In 2015, the prime ministers of the two countries are scheduled to sign a bilateral joint declaration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Australia. As well, the Australian government will release a new Defence White Paper (DWP), providing additional opportunities for enhancing bilateral defence ties.
…Benjamin Schreer is a Visiting Fellow with the Military Transformation Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) in Canberra.
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Last updated on 03/12/2015