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NZealand Defence Force Chief thanks Singapore for Christchurch quake aid

NZealand Defence Force Chief thanks Singapore for Christchurch quake aid

SINGAPORE: New Zealand's Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LG) Rhys Jones, has thanked Singapore for the SAF's assistance following the recent earthquake at Christchurch. He called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean at the Ministry of Defence Tuesday morning. Mindef says Lieutenant General Jones is in Singapore for his introductory visit from March 21 to 22. He also visited the Singapore Armed Forces Centre for Military Experimentation, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Command, and the Changi Command and Control Centre. The New Zealand Defence Force Chief's visit highlights the close and long-standing defence relations between Singapore and New Zealand. Mindef adds that both armed forces have a long history of operational cooperation, and interact regularly through visits, joint exercises and professional exchanges. These include bilateral...

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