Minister meets Chinese President at joint call

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof made a joint call on Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan on Friday.

The joint call, together with other Defence Ministers, preceded the opening ceremony of the 7th International Military Sports Council (CISM) Military World Games in Wuhan as part of Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi’s Official Visit to the People’s Republic of China from October 17-22.

The opening, participated by 109 countries, was officiated by President Xi.

The Minister of Defence II also met and interacted with other Defence Ministers and military leaders at the sidelines of the games.

The 10-day event began on Friday. CISM is one of the biggest sports institutions in the world with a membership of 140 countries.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof in a group photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Defence Ministers. PHOTO: MINDEF