| James Kon |
THE Commander of the Royal Brunei Land Forces (RBLF), Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Yussof bin Haji Abd Rahman, yesterday paid a courtesy call to Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence of the Republic of Singapore, during a farewell visit to Singapore from November 17 to 18.
Earlier, the Commander of the Royal Brunei Land Forces who is also the Acting Deputy Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces, also paid a courtesy call to Lt Gen Dato Paduka Seri Ng Chee Meng, Chief of Defence Force of the Republic of Singapore.
The visit by Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Yussof underscores the close and long-standing defence relationship between Brunei and Singapore.
The RBLF and the Singapore Army interact regularly through annual bilateral exercises, courses, as well as professional exchanges.
These interactions not only enhance the professionalism of the two armies, but also strengthen mutual understanding and personal friendships.
Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Yussof was conferred Singapore’s prestigious military award, the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera) or Meritorious Service Medal (Military) in March 2012 for his contributions in deepening relations between the two armies.