Busy itinerary for Japanese Vice-Minister

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 Vice-Minister of Defence for International Affairs of Japan Yasunori Nishida yesterday.

Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam Eiji Yamamoto was also present. Both sides reaffirmed the warm and friendly relations between Brunei and Japan. Both sides expressed satisfaction at the comprehensive defence engagements at the bilateral and multilateral platforms including exchanges of visits as well as participation at the Japan-ASEAN Defense Vice-Ministerial Forum.

Yasunori Nishida also had a meeting with Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Shahril Anwar bin Haji Ma’awiah.

He also visited the RBAF Museum and places of interest including the Royal Regalia Museum and the Botanical Research Centre at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof and Vice-Minister of Defence for International Affairs of Japan Yasunori Nishida during the meeting. PHOTO: MINDEF