Singapore Warship’s Vietnam Visit Highlights Defense Ties |

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On April 26, a Singapore warship visited the Vietnamese city of Danang. The visit, which saw both sides undertake a series of interactions, came amid a busy week for the broader bilateral relationship as both sides commemorate another anniversary tied to the initial establishment of their diplomatic ties. Though contemporary Singapore-Vietnam relations had initially been under the shadow of the Cold War, the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1973 and have looked to strengthen relations even further over the past few years, with the inking of a strategic partnership occurring in 2013. Indeed, on April 25, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had begun a visit to Singapore ahead of a series of ASEAN meetings that saw the two countries ink a host of agreements mostly focused on the economic realm as they commemorated the 45th anniversary of the establishment …

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