The 8th Indo Defence 2018 Expo and Forum is being held from the 7th until the 11th of November 2018 at the JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta. It was officiated by His Excellency Dr. (H.C.) Drs. H. Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, Vice-President of the Republic of Indonesia. Representing the government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam at the expo and forum was Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Second Minister of Defence. The expo and forum carries the theme "Building Global Defence Partnerships to Secure the Future".

Yang Berhormat Pehin led a delegation from the Ministry of Defence and Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) to the exhibition. The biennial Tri-service Defence Event attracted the participation of over 850 exhibitors from 55 countries including 25,000 delegates and trade visitors which showcased a full range of military products and technology as well as served as a platform for defence forces to assess the military capabilities.

The Second Minister of Defence also called on His Excellency Retired General Ryamizard Ryacudu, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia. Meanwhile, Major General Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces called on Air Chief Marshal TNI Dato Paduka Seri Hadi Tjahjanto, Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces. In the calls, both sides acknowledged the close bilateral relations shared between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Indonesia, and also discussed potential areas for defence cooperation.

Source: Radio Television Brunei