Who would have thought when SAF started 50 years ago, that we would have SAF training in Germany! And yet today, we conduct Armour training for Leopard tanks and Bionixes in Oberlausitz and submariners training in Eckernförde.
Germany’s Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen and I reflected on this unexpected kinship. She remarked that her German military found SAF highly professional and a delight to work with. I express the same about the Bundeswehr’s efficiency and systematic approach to operations. We both agreed to step up defence ties that have brought mutual benefits to both countries.
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