5th defence policy dialogue strengthens Brunei-S’pore ties

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THE fifth Defence Policy Dialogue between Brunei and Singapore took place yesterday at the Officers’ Mess, Bolkiah Garrison.

The dialogue was chaired by both the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Datin Paduka Hjh Suriyah Hj Umar and her Singaporean counterpart Permanent Secretary (Defence) at the Ministry of Defence Singapore Chan Yeng Kit.

The dialogue was also attended by military and civilian officials from the ministry of defence of both countries.

The two co-chairs reaffirmed the special and long-standing bilateral defence ties between the two countries during the dialogue session yesterday.

Aside from discussing a wide range of regional and security issues, both co-chairs also noted the 40th anniversary of the bilateral defence relationship between both countries and affirmed their shared commitment to further strengthening bilateral defence cooperation.

Singapore Defence Permanent Secretary Chan Yeng Kit, who was in Brunei from March 14 to 15, also toured the FIBUA Complex and Training Simulation Centre at Penanjong Camp in Tutong, the National Modeling and Simulation Centre and the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre as part of his visit.

During his visit, he also had a courtesy call with the Deputy Minister of Defence First Admiral (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Abdul Aziz Hj Mohd Tamit.

Initiated in 2009, the Defence Policy Dialogue between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Singapore is aimed at fostering defence cooperation through discussion, information sharing and exploring new areas of practical cooperation, particularly at the strategic level.

The Brunei Times