Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof is in Beijing to attend the 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum as part of his official visit to the People’s Republic of China.
The October 20-22 forum is themed ‘Maintaining International Order and Promoting Peace in the Asia-Pacific.’
Minister of National Defence of the People’s Republic of China General Wei Fenghe officiated the forum, and delivered a congratulatory message from Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The forum covers a range of topics relating to major country relations, security risk management in the Asia-Pacific and the interests of medium and small countries.
The forum is co-organised by the China Association for Military Science and China Institute for International Strategic Studies. Initiated in 2006, it is dedicated to promoting exchanges and cooperation among defence institutions, armed forces, international organisations and experts.
Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi will leave China today.