Minister of Defence II receives courtesy call

|     James kon     |

MINISTER of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof yesterday received a courtesy call from Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia Sven Mikser.

During the call, the Minister of Defence II welcomed the Estonian minister to Brunei Darussalam. Both sides noted the friendly bilateral relations between the two countries, and expressed hopes that this visit will open avenues for defence cooperation.

Sven Mikser is in the country from September 12 to 13 for his inaugural visit to Brunei Darussalam.

Brunei Darussalam and Estonia established diplomatic relations on May 1, 2016. Estonia has cooperative relationships with ASEAN and ASEAN member states, including through the ASEAN–European Union framework.

Minister of Defence ll Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia Sven Mikser during the courtesy call. – MINDEF