29 May 2019
Singapore and China have agreed to a “substantial programme” to deepen military ties after a Wednesday meeting between the two countries’ defence chiefs.
Among the proposed enhancements to an existing defence cooperation agreement is a second bilateral naval drill to be held next year, after the countries held a similar drill in 2015.
Collin Koh, a maritime security analyst with Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said the development was “expected” as Beijing sought to enhance and broaden engagement with its Southeast Asian neighbours.
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Last updated on 30/05/2019