Singapore, Taiwan to continue joint military training: FM

04-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Singapore will continue to send troops to Taiwan to participate in a joint military training programme that was set up decades ago, Taiwan’s Foreign minister David Lee (???) said Monday.

During a question-and-answer session in the Legislature, Lee said Singapore had assured him that the Starlight military training programme would not be put on hold, as reported by Singaporean media.

According to the reports, Singapore decided to suspend the training programme after its prime minister Lee Hsien Loong (???) visited China last month.

The programme was established in 1975 based on an agreement between then prime minister Lee Kuan Yew (???) of Singapore and then Premier Chiang Ching-kuo (???) of Taiwan.

Under the programme, troops from Singapore are sent to Taiwan for military training, given the limited land and air space in their own country.

Taiwan’s foreign minister said that after Lee Hsien Loong’s visit to China, Singapore gave Taiwan the assurance that the training programme would continue.


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