Chinese Defence Minister and State Councillor Wei Fenghe met Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue yesterday.
General Wei, who is also on an introductory visit to Singapore, congratulated Mr Heng on his new appointment as Deputy Prime Minister and as Singapore co-chair of the Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement.
Mr Heng congratulated Gen Wei on his plenary speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue. The PMO said DPM Heng and Gen Wei had a good discussion on Singapore-China bilateral relations and China's role in the region.
"The DPM also welcomed Gen Wei to return for future editions of the Shangri-La Dialogue," the statement said.