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U.S. secretary of navy in Singapore for official visit

(Xinhua)

08:15, August 09, 2012

SINGAPORE, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of the Navy Raymond Mabus is on an official visit to Singapore, Singapore's Ministry of Defense said Wednesday.

Mabus called on Singapore's Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen on Wednesday morning and is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong later.

The Ministry of Defense said the visit "underscores the excellent defense relations between Singapore and the United States, and in particular, the strong partnership between the U.S. Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy."

Mabus is expected to conclude the visit Friday.

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