April 15, 2015 – The Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Army (TNI-AD), General Gatot Nurmantyo, is in Singapore for his introductory visit, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) announced in a press release today. The visit takes place from April 14th to 16th.
Gen Gatot called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen on Wednesday morning. Earlier, after inspecting a Guard of Honour, he called on Singapore Chief of Army Major-General Perry Lim, where both sides reaffirmed strong ties and close cooperation between the two armies.
As part of his visit, Gen Gatot also visited the Airborne-Trooper Training Facility on Tuesday, and was hosted to an official dinner by MG Lim.
The visit by Gen Gatot underscores the strong and long-standing defence relationships between Singapore and Indonesia, said Mindef. The ministry added: “The Singapore Army and the TNI-AD interact regularly through a range of activities,including bilateral exercises, cross-attendance of courses, and professional exchanges. These extensive interactions have strengthened interoperability as well as deepened mutual understanding between the two armies.”