The Second Minister of Defence of Brunei Darussalam and Minister of Defence of the Republic of Singapore expressed satisfaction with the close bilateral relationship between both countries. The matter was explained during the courtesy call by the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Singapore on Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Second Minister of Defence yesterday afternoon before witnessing the Exercise PELICAN.

At the Ministry of Defence, His Excellency Doctor Ng Eng Hen inspected the Guard of Honour comprising personnel from the Third Battalion, Royal Brunei Land Force. The close relationship between both countries have also been strengthened through various platforms and levels such as reciprocal visits, dialogues, meetings, exercises, trainings, courses, attachments, exhibitions as well as developments and interaction programmes. Also present were Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Retired Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Shahril Anwar bin Haji Ma'awiah, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence.

Source: Radio Television Brunei