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LAO DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE MEETS DPM TEO

1. The Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, Lieutenant-General (LG) Douangchay Phichit, met Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean at the Ministry of Defence this afternoon. He also visited Headquarters 2nd People's Defence Force and the Infantry Gunnery Tactical Simulator at Pasir Laba Camp today. LG Douangchay arrived in Singapore last Friday to attend the 9th Shangri-la Dialogue over the weekend, and will be in Singapore till 8 Jun 2010.

2. LG Douangchay's visit underscores the warm defence relations between Singapore and Laos and follows Mr Teo’s meeting with LG Douangchay in Laos last year. Mr Teo was in Laos last December to attend the 25th Southeast Asian Games in his capacity as President of the Singapore National Olympic Council.

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