Readout of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s Meeting With Singaporean Minister of Defense Ng Eng Hen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:

 

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met today with Singapore Minister of Defense Ng Eng Hen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Defense Ministers’ Meeting – Plus (ADMM-Plus) is being held.

 

The meeting followed on previous defense-related consultations between the two officials earlier this year. The Secretary expressed his commitment to enhancing the bilateral defense relationship.

 

The two leaders also exchanged views on regional security issues, including recent developments in the South China Sea. Secretary Carter relayed his appreciation for Singapore’s vocal support for freedom of navigation in the region, and looked forward to welcoming Minister Ng to the Pentagon in December.

Release No: NR-421-15
November 3, 2015

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