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Brunei Darussalam : Second Minister of Defence Makes Official Visit to Republic of the Philippines.

The Honorable Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Awaji series Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Second Minister of Defense of Brunei Darussalam is in the Republic of the Philippines for an official visit, at the invitation of the Secretary of the National Defense of the Philippines, The Honorable Delfin N. Lorenzana, from 27 to 30 August 2019.

The official visit began with a courtesy call on the Secretary of National Defense of the Philippines that took place at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City. The Honorable Pehin was accorded with the arrival of the honors mounted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines prior to the courtesy call. During the call, both sides mutually confirmed the excellent bilateral defense ties between Brunei Darussalam and the Philippines, as well as underscored their cooperation through multilateral engagement such as the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) and ADMM-Plus. Both Ministers also exchanged views on a range of current security issues, highlighting the growing importance of working closely together to address these challenges.

The Honorable Pehin then met the Philippines' Deputy National Security Advisor, Rufino S. Lopez Jr., during which the two informed each other on domestic, regional and international developments, and exchanged mementoes between them. The Honorable Pehin will also be traveling to Mindanao, and will spend time visiting the Grand Mosque and the Brunei Darussalam's International Monitoring Team (IMT) Site 1 Headquarters in Cotabato City. During this opportunity, The Honorable Pehin will receive briefings from Brunei Darussalam's IMT and the Independent Decommissioning Board (IDB). The Honorable Pehin is expected to end his official visit to the Philippines on 30 August 2019.

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Date:Aug 29, 2019
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