Brunei, China pledge to enhance military ties
Brunei and China recently reaffirmed their military ties, pledging to further strengthen the cooperation between both armed forces.
According to the Ministry of Defence (MinDef), the remarks were made during the official visit of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) commander, Major General Dato Paduka Seri Hj Aminuddin Ihsan Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Hj Abidin, to China on Monday.
The RBAF commander was welcomed with a guard of honour mounted by the People's Liberation Army at the Bayi Building in Beijing. In a meeting with Chief of Staff General Fang Fenghui, both sides reaffirmed their desires to further strengthen cooperation by boosting high level and specialised exchanges, as well as training and intercollegiate exchanges.
Major General Dato Hj Aminuddin Ihsan also paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Defence, His Excellency General Liang Guanglie.
Both countries expressed satisfaction with the "steady and sound development" of defence cooperation between the RBAF and People's Liberation Army, in addition to the "warm and friendly relations" of the two nations.
The RBAF Commander concluded his official trip to China with a visit to Brigade 196, 65th Group Army and Air Division 24, People's Liberation Army Air Force in Tianjin. After a briefing on the roles and missions of the Chinese Air Force, Major General Dato Hj Aminuddin Ihsan witnessed a tactical demonstration and explored the static display at the airbase.