MinDef, RBAF receive visits

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THE Ministry of Defence (MinDef) yesterday received visits from foreign delegates at Bolkiah Garrison in Berakas.

First Admiral (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Abdul Aziz Hj Mohammad Tamit, Deputy Minister of Defence, received a farewell call by the outgoing High Commissioner of Australia to Brunei Darussalam, Todd Mercer.

During the call, Deputy Minister of Defence expressed pleasure that Brunei Darussalam and Australia continue to enjoy a mutually close and warm friendship in the defence field since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1984.

The Deputy Minister of Defence thanked the High Commissioner for his contribution in strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries during his term, and wished him well in his future undertakings.

The farewell call concluded with the presenting of memento by the Deputy Minister of Defence to the outgoing Australian High Commissioner in appreciation of his services.

 Meanwhile, another visit was made by a delegation of twenty-two people from the Bangladesh National Defence College (NDC) who are currently in the sultanate for a five-day study tour.

 Air Vice Marshal M Sanaul Huq, Senior Directing Staff of the Bangladesh NDC, called on both the Deputy Minister of Defence, and the Acting Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Brigadier General Pg Dato Seri Pahlawan Aminan Pg Hj Mahmud.

Both sides expressed satisfaction on bilateral defence cooperation and discussed prospects for further strengthening cooperation.

During their visit to the Ministry of Defence, the delegation attended briefings on the functions and roles of MinDef and RBAF, an overview of Defence Academy, Brunei Darussalam’s defence policies as well as exchanged views on the immediate security challenges in Asia.

The delegation, which also comprises participants from Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Nigeria will be visiting other government ministries and agencies in the next few days as part of their study tour.

The Brunei Times