Minister receives courtesy call

Aziz Idris

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 Special Operations Command, Pacific, United States of America Major General Jonathan P Braga at the Ministry of Defence yesterday.

The courtesy call aimed to reaffirm the friendly and robust bilateral cooperation in the area of defence and military cooperation. Both sides also highlighted the ongoing cooperation in military-related activities, notably with Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise in its 25th year, held from October 22-31, as well as other training opportunities for the military services.

Major General Jonathan P Braga assumed command of the Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) on July 27, 2018.

Brunei Darussalam and the United States of America established its defence relations through the Memorandum of Understanding on Defence Cooperation signed on November 29, 1994.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof and Commander Special Operations Command, Pacific, United States of America Major General Jonathan P Braga during the courtesy call. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE