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of Korea (ROK) Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-Sup is in Singapore for an
official visit and to attend the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD). Mr Lee called
on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen at the Shangri-La Hotel this evening.
the meeting, both Ministers reaffirmed the warm and growing bilateral defence
relations between Singapore and the ROK. They exchanged views on regional
security developments and discussed ways to enhance bilateral and multilateral
cooperation such as in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives
(CBRNE) defence and in the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM)-Plus. This
was underscored by the signing of an Enhanced Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
on Defence Cooperation. First signed by then-Deputy Prime Minister and Minister
for Defence Teo Chee Hean and then-ROK Minister of National Defense Kim
Tae-Young in December 2009, the MOU served to formalise existing defence
cooperation and provided a framework to broaden defence cooperation. The
enhanced MOU furthers cooperation between both defence establishments to
institutionalise defence dialogues and cooperation in maritime security, CBRNE,
cybersecurity, military museum development and multilateral frameworks such as
Ministers also witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between So Drama! Entertainment (SDE)
and the ROK’s Defence Media Agency on Exchanges and Cooperation in the Field of
Media Production and Technology. The Memorandum, signed by Deputy Secretary
(Policy) Teo Eng Dih and Chief of the ROK Defense Media Agency Park Chang-Shik,
enhances cooperation between both defence media agencies in defence content
production, media technology, and industry partnerships.
Lee is in Singapore with a delegation of senior ROK officials for the 19th SLD. Mr Lee will speak at
a plenary session titled “Common
Challenges for Asia-Pacific and European Defence” on 12 June 2022.
SAFRA Radio, PIONEER and Music and Drama Company