Cooperation between Brunei Darussalam and Singapore continues to grow both in scope and depth. Defence is a key pillar in the relations of the two countries. Yang BerhormatPehinDatuLailaraja Retired Major General DatoPaduka Seri Haji AwangHalbi bin Haji Mohd. Yussof, Second Minister of Defence made the speech at the closing ceremony of the second phase of the 10th Brunei - Singapore defence scholar's development programme.

Also present were Yang Berhormat Retired Major General DatoPaduka Seri Haji AminuddinIhsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya SaifulMulokDato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports and Major General PengiranDatoPaduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. The second and final phase of the programme in Brunei Darussalam covers three topics namely Challenges in Defence, Prospects for Cooperation, Roles of Young Leaders in Nation Building, and Life after BSDSDP.

Source: Radio Television Brunei