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Singapore's defence minister underlines maritime stability during exhibition

Copyfrom:Xinhua News AgencyPost Time:2023-05-04 16:09:09

SINGAPORE, May 3 (Xinhua) -- A leading Asia-Pacific maritime defence exhibition kicked off here on Wednesday, displaying the latest maritime technology while aiming to enhance mutual trust and cooperation in the region.

The International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX) Asia 2023 provides a platform for all to deepen mutual understanding and foster consensus, Singaporean Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said, urging all participants to take the opportunity to contribute to peace and stability in the region.

Ng made the remarks at the opening ceremony of IMDEX held at the Changi Exhibition Centre.

IMDEX Asia 2023, the 13th edition of its kind, returns after a four-year hiatus and hosts more than 200 participating companies from 25 countries and regions. The participating enterprises displayed their latest maritime products, such as sea-borne weapons, uncrewed systems and ship energy solutions.

Naval forces attended the three-day exhibition, including China's guided-missile frigate Yulin and minesweeper hunter Chibi.

Navy commanders, heads of maritime law enforcement organs and scholars from various countries will discuss ways to promote mutual understanding and collaboration in the Asia Pacific region during the event, according to the organizer.

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