RoK Defence Minister Song Young-moo (R) talks with his Singaporean counterpart Ng Eng Hen in Seoul on March 19, 2018. (Photo: RoK Ministry of Defence)

Seoul (VNA) – The Republic of Korea (RoK) and Singapore agreed on March 19 during their defence chiefs’ talks to maintain their close partnership on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and other security issues.

RoK Defence Minister Song Young-moo had a meeting with his Singaporean counterpart Ng Eng Hen in Seoul. The focus of their discussions was handling regional security affairs and seeking ways to promote bilateral military cooperation, according to Song's ministry.

Song briefed his Singaporean counterpart on Seoul's efforts to denuclearize Korea and bring lasting peace to the peninsula. He cited a mood of inter-Korean reconciliation driven by the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

He also requested Singapore's support for the RoK’s initiative to deepen diplomatic and military ties with Southeast Asian countries.

For his part, Ng Eng Hen said that his country backs the RoK’s moves and hoped that both sides will strengthen cooperation on regional and global security.-VNA