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1. Minister for
Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen was hosted by the Estonian Minister for Defence Kalle
Laanet at the Estonian Ministry of Defence in Tallinn, Estonia this morning.
2. During the
meeting, both Ministers affirmed their strong commitment to enhance bilateral
defence cooperation between Singapore and Estonia. This was underscored by the
signing of a new Memorandum to strengthen defence cooperation in areas of
mutual interest, including exchanges in defence policy, personnel training, National
Service, cybersecurity, Total Defence and citizen engagement. Both sides also discussed
geopolitical and regional security developments.
3. Dr Ng’s official
visit reflects the warm and growing defence ties between Singapore and Estonia.
As part of his programme, Dr Ng was briefed by experts from the Estonian Cyber
Range-14 and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Cooperative Cyber
Defence Centre of Excellence. Dr Ng will also call on Estonian Prime Minister
Kaja Kallas the following day.
4. Dr Ng is in Tallinn, Estonia to
attend and speak at the 15th Lennart Meri Conference.