Brunei, France ties at satisfactory levels

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

BRUNEI and France are satisfied with the progress of their bilateral defence and military cooperation, following a high-level meeting between officials from the two countries.

Deputy Defence Minister First Admiral (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Abdul Aziz Hj Mohd Tamit, who is currently in Paris for the 2016 Eurosatory defence and security exhibition, met with French State Secretary for Veteran Affairs Jean-Marc Todeschini on Wednesday.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Ministry of Defence (MinDef) said both sides expressed satisfaction over the progress of existing defence and military cooperation.

MinDef added the defence and military ties between Brunei and France were underscored with regular bilateral meetings held under the Joint Defence Working Committee and the appointments of defence attaches accredited to respective countries.

During the courtesy call, the officials also discussed regional and international security issues of mutual concern. They acknowledged that multilateral platform, such as the Eurosatory, play significant roles in promoting cooperative engagements, interactions and exchange of views between defence and military officials as well as industry representatives.

According to MinDef, First Admiral (Rtd) Dato Abdul Aziz and his delegation are slated to visit France’s Cyber-Security Centre in the capital today.

Accompanying the deputy minister were Captain (Rtd) Hj Mohd Amirul Shahnoel Hj Mohd Noeh, deputy permanent secretary of technology, and Major Muhd Ashady Hj Mohd Harris, assistant head of Defence Information Technology Unit at the Ministry.

They also toured exhibitions at the Eurosatory which showcased the latest industry developments, technologies, trends, products and services in various defence and security fields.

The Brunei Times