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Updated: 11/23/2012 07:21 | By Channel NewsAsia

Singapore, Malaysia armies conclude joint exercise

Singapore, Malaysia armies conclude joint exercise


Singapore, Malaysia armies conclude joint exercise

SINGAPORE: The armies of Singapore and Malaysia have concluded their bilateral exercise held in Malaysia from 14 to 22 November 2012.

A statement from Singapore’s Ministry of Defence said a closing ceremony for Exercise Semangat Bersatu was held on Thursday afternoon.

The ceremony was jointly officiated by Singapore’s Assistant Chief of the General Staff (Operations), Brigadier—General Chan Wing Kai, and the Army Field Commander of the Malaysian Armed Forces, Lieutenant—General Zulkiple Haji Kassim.

Speaking at the ceremony, BG Chan emphasised the importance of the bilateral defence relationship between the two countries.

This year’s exercise, the 18th in the series, involved about 400 personnel from the 3rd Battalion of the Singapore Infantry Regiment and their Malaysian counterparts from the 10th Royal Malay Regiment.

The exercise included professional exchanges, and culminated in a combined full—troop tactical field exercise.

The statement said Exercise Semangat Bersatu underscores the warm and long—standing defence relations between Singapore and Malaysia.

— CNA/de

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