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    Indonesian defence chief visits Bolkiah Garrison

    Adib Noor

    The Ministry of Defence received an official visit by the Chief of Defence Force of Indonesia (TNI) General Dato Paduka Seri Andika Perkasa yesterday. The TNI chief is in the country for a three-day visit.

    Upon arrival at the Bolkiah Garrison, General Dato Paduka Seri Andika Perkasa was greeted by Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan and proceeded with the inspection of the guard of honour comprising personnel from the Royal Brunei Land Force (RBLF).

    The visiting defence chief also called on Deputy Minister of Defence Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Abdul Razak bin Haji Abd Kadir.

    During the visit, both sides reiterated their commitment to further strengthen the defence relationships while contributing to the peace and stability of the region.

    Earlier, the RBAF Commander and the TNI Chief co-chaired the 4th Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia High Level Committee (BRUNESIA HLC) meeting between the RBAF and TNI at the Defence Academy RBAF.

    BRUNESIA HLC is a biennial meeting held alternately in Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia to strengthen defence cooperation particularly in areas of intelligence, operations and exercises, training and education, as well as logistics.

    As part of the visit, the visiting defence chief held a session with participants from the 12th RBAF Command and Staff Course and visited the Third Battalion, RBLF in Lumut Camp.

    An official dinner for the Chief of Defence Force of Indonesia and his delegation, hosted by the RBAF Commander was attended by RBAF’s senior officers.

    ABOVE & BELOW: Chief of Defence Force of Indonesia (TNI) General Dato Paduka Seri Andika Perkasa with Deputy Minister of Defence, Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Abdul Razak bin Haji Abd Kadir; and the Chief of TNI with Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan. PHOTOS: ADIB NOOR

    The visiting defence chief inspects the guard of honour
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