Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof received a courtesy call from Commander of the Logistics Group Western Pacific, Task Force 73, Singapore Area Coordinator (Comlog Westpac), United States Navy Rear Admiral Murray Joe Tynch III at the Ministry of Defence yesterday.
Both sides affirmed the friendly relations between the two countries and the robust bilateral cooperation. Both sides also highlighted the ongoing cooperation in military-related activities, especially with CARAT (Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training) Exercise in its 25th year, held from October 22-31.
This call is the second official visit by Rear Admiral Tynch III to Brunei Darussalam since he assumed the position as Comlog Westpac in June 2018. Defence and military cooperation between Brunei Darussalam and the United States of America is cemented by the Memorandum of Understanding in Defence Cooperation signed on November 29, 1994.