Readout of the U.S.-Singapore Mid-Term Defense Review

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Department of Defense spokesperson Lt. Col. Martin Meiners provided the following readout:

Assistant Secretary of Defense Ely Ratner hosted Singapore Ministry of Defence Deputy Secretary for Policy Frederick Choo at the Pentagon today for the 9th U.S.-Singapore Mid-Term Defense Review.

Both officials reaffirmed the progress the United States and Singapore have made to deepen their longstanding partnership on defense cooperation.

They reviewed ongoing bilateral defense initiatives – including force posture cooperation and high-end air-to-air training – and agreed to continue strengthening U.S.-Singapore collaboration on a range of efforts, including maritime domain awareness and emerging technologies.  

The two officials also reiterated that the partnership between the United States and Singapore is built on common principles, underscoring their mutual commitment to supporting the security, stability, and prosperity of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. 

While at the Pentagon, Deputy Secretary Choo also met with Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Sasha Baker to discuss the close defense cooperation between both countries.

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