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UK Defence Secretary in Singapore

Philip Hammond attended an international security summit and met HMS Echo's ship's company during a visit to Singapore at the weekend. 

The Defence Secretary attended the 13th International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia security summit in Singapore, which provides a forum for dialogue to foster regional security co-operation.

He met with key regional allies, including ministers from Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, to discuss defence and military co-operation.

At the summit, Mr Hammond also met with his Malaysian counterpart, Mr Hishammuddin, to discuss the ongoing search on Tioman Island for missing Briton Gareth Huntley

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