Brunei, United Kingdom reaffirm bilateral defence cooperation at London meet
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
BRUNEI and the United Kingdom reaffirmed their commitment in bilateral defence cooperation, following the recent 14th Joint Defence Commission (JDC) meeting in London.
The meeting on Wednesday was co-chaired by UK’s Head of International Policy and Planning of Military, Brigadier Stephen McMahon, and Brunei’s Deputy Permanent Secretary of Defence Policy and Development Captain (Rtd) Abdul Rahman Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar, RBN.
According to the Ministry of Defence (MinDef), both sides exchanged views on issues of common concern during the meeting.
Also present were Acting Director of Defence Policy at MinDef Hj Adi Irham Dato Paduka Hj Mahmud, Brunei’s Defence Adviser to the UK Lieutenant Colonel (U) Muhd Azmi Hj Muhd Husin as well as defence officials from the two countries.
On the sidelines of the meeting, the delegation visited several British defence organisations including the Defence Business Skills College, UK Defence Academy at Shrivenham.
They were also feted to a dinner hosted at the Officers’ Mess of the Royal House of Cavalry.
In attendance was Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Aminuddin Ihsan Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Hj Abidin, Brunei’s high commissioner to the UK.
The inaugural JDC meeting was held after a memorandum of understanding on the Establishment of Joint Commission for Joint Defence Cooperation was inked between Brunei and UK in 2002.
The Brunei Times