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Singapore Ministry of Defense: Ubiquitous presence in the region should continue


United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Singapore’s head of defense, N. Han, have signed an agreement granting US warships and aircraft the right to use the state’s airfields and naval bases for 15 years before 2035, The Straits Times writes. The previous version of the contract was valid from 1990 of the year.

In his speech, Minister Han praised the bilateral defense ties, which were strengthened the day before with the signing of a new agreement giving the Singapore Air Force the opportunity to use the US Pacific territory - airfields on Guam - to train F-15 fighter pilots.

Strong, mutually beneficial relationships between the US - the world's largest economy and military power - and Singapore - a tiny city-state - are unique

- said the Minister of Defense of the Asian country.

He pointed out that the US military more often than other countries use airfields and naval bases of Singapore. In turn, more than 1000 Singaporean troops are trained in the United States every year.

Asked about the influence of the United States in the region, the minister said:

Most ASEAN countries, and Singapore in the first place, note that the ubiquitous US presence in the region should continue to continue.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 9 December 2019 13: 53
    So let the Chinese in Singapore start a "student riot" with a revolution! Since they consider this region their "backyard", so let them act and act tough!
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 9 December 2019 14: 09
      So Americans are not free there.
      It is in Europe that they are paid (and not everywhere), but in Singapore, on the contrary, the United States pays for the base.
      And while the board is high, they will enthusiastically clap.
    2. knn54
      knn54 9 December 2019 14: 20
      They also have good relations with China. At one time, the "creator" of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, did not rule out that "someday there will be military bases of China and the United States nearby."
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 9 December 2019 14: 36
        This is not surprising, because three-quarters of the population of Singapore are Chinese.
      2. cost
        cost 9 December 2019 14: 39
        Singapore is betting on all the chips at the same time - both Chinese and American and Russian - in April at the Russia-ASEAN meeting of defense ministers, the head of the Singapore military department, Ngom Eng Henom, said that he was glad to cooperate with the Russian Federation in the naval area. And he expressed the hope that Russian warships will continue to visit the ports of Singapore on a regular basis. "
  2. demo
    demo 9 December 2019 13: 54
    Most ASEAN countries, and Singapore in the first place, note that the ubiquitous US presence in the region should continue to continue.

    As required.
    No matter how we (Russia) strive to become friends and partners, no one will risk for our sake.
    1. mehan
      mehan 9 December 2019 14: 06
      So the risk has to be paid, no?
      What can Russia offer what the States give?
      Sawed wood instead of cut paper?
    2. 9 December 2019 14: 06
      No wonder who pays - that girl also dances ...
  3. Pivot
    Pivot 9 December 2019 13: 54
    Well, direct benefactors.
  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 9 December 2019 14: 10
    Putin is going to Singapore, and the United States is already there request dirty tricks.
  5. AB
    AB 9 December 2019 14: 12
    Ubiquitous US presence in the region should continue

    So what? This part of the region is being swept by China, so let it hurt his head.
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 9 December 2019 14: 17
      Yes, Singapore set the wrong horse.
    2. orionvitt
      orionvitt 9 December 2019 19: 14
      The fact that China is spilling is understandable, and small Singapore does not even know whom to fear and is looking for protection from the main world aggressor. Whom and when did America protect? I remembered. Panama defended, from the legitimate president, Grenada from the "communists". Iraq, Libya, Syria, from legitimate (by Eastern standards) rulers. I am already silent about Yugoslavia. Who were they protecting from whom when they bombed Belgrade? Oh yes, the "poor Albanians" from the "evil Serbs". And so wherever you go, defenders.
  6. Terenin
    Terenin 9 December 2019 14: 58
    Most ASEAN countries, and Singapore in the first place, note that the ubiquitous US presence in the region should continue to continue.

    Not surprisingly, rebel movements (with the exception of the Philippines) just stopped there. ASEAN members seek to maintain a balance of power among the major powers in the Asia-Pacific region (APR). By this is meant the preservation of the US military presence.
    Well, what will happen henceforth - let's see how the centrifugal forces of the USA, Russia and China will spin.
  7. cniza
    cniza 9 December 2019 15: 01
    giving American warships and aircraft the right to use state airfields and naval bases for another 15 years - until 2035

    An interesting "knot" is tied there.
    1. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 9 December 2019 15: 27
      Victor hi
      Quote: cniza
      An interesting "knot" is tied there.

      So for mattresses, this region has always come first. In Europe, you can come up at the "end". But Asia-Pacific ... Very good workers (servants), they live there, hardworking, hardy ... Ready for "a handful of rice" to work all day.
      1. cniza
        cniza 9 December 2019 15: 31
        It’s for sure, a cheap, reliable and very productive workforce, but also a geographical location. hi
  8. Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 9 December 2019 18: 27
    It is not Singapore to decide for the whole world
  9. Berkut24
    Berkut24 9 December 2019 19: 56
    Someone has already written that when the United States goes downhill, the worst thing is not the United States, but their closest allies ...