New Royal Thai Navy chief makes introductory visit to Singapore

Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy Admiral Kraisorn Chansuvanich (left) and Second Minister for Defence Mr Chan Chun Sing.  -- PHOTO: MINDEF
Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy Admiral Kraisorn Chansuvanich (left) and Second Minister for Defence Mr Chan Chun Sing.  -- PHOTO: MINDEF

SINGAPORE - Admiral (ADM) Kraisorn Chansuvanich, the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), is in Singapore on an introductory visit. He called on Second Minister for Defence Chan Chun Sing on Tuesday.

As part of his two-day visit, starting November 11, he will also call on Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han and Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Ng Chee Meng.

This is ADM Kraisorn's first visit since assuming appointment in October 2014. In a statement, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said that the admiral's visit "underscores the close and long-standing defence relations between Singapore and Thailand".

The Republic of Singapore Navy and the RTN interact regularly through exercises, visits and professional exchanges. Mindef said such interactions have enhanced and deepened the mutual understanding and friendship between the two navies.