HMNZS Te Mana Begins Southeast Asia Engagement

September 23, 2018 – The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) frigate HMNZS Te Mana has visited the eastern Malaysian city of Sandakan to begin the Southeast Asian leg of the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) five-month engagement across the Asia-Pacific region. “New Zealand values our relationships and defense cooperation with countries that form the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), especially the practical military-military activity that occurs under the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus framework,” Major General Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, said. “Te Mana’s visits to Malaysia,…

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