Ministry Of Defence
Press Release 11 Jun 2022

Malaysian Senior Minister for Defence Reaffirms Long-standing Ties During Call with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

1.         Malaysian Senior Minister for Defence Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein is in Singapore to attend the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD). As part of his visit, he called on Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana today. The call was also attended by Senior Minister of State for Defence Zaqy Mohamad.

 

2.         During their meeting, PM Lee and Mr Hishammuddin reaffirmed the long-standing relationship and extensive cooperation, and the strong people-to-people ties between Singapore and Malaysia. PM Lee and Mr Hishammuddin discussed both countries’ responses to common regional security challenges such as cyber and maritime security as well as counter-terrorism. They reiterated the importance of strengthening existing defence cooperation through multilateral platforms such as the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM), the ADMM-Plus, the Five Power Defence Arrangements, and also underscored the effectiveness of combined co-operative measures such as the Malacca Straits Patrol and the Counter-Terrorism Information Facility in enhancing regional security and stability.

 

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