| Aziz Idris |
SOME 100 personnel from the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) joined forces for a beach clean-up campaign in Meragang yesterday.
The JMSDF comprised training officers from three training ships docked at the Muara Commercial Port – the JS Yamagiri (DD-152), the JS Sawagiri (DD-157) and JS Yamayuki (TV-3519).
The two-hour long campaign concluded at 4pm.
“This will be a precious memory for we have come to know each other. This is a beautiful country and I hope to come back again,” said a JMSDF Training Officer.
The training officers will conduct a goodwill exercise with the RBN ships in Bruneian waters before departing today for their next port call in Bangkok, Thailand.
Meanwhile, Major General Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, newly elected Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), received a courtesy call from Captain Isamu Kaji, Commander of Escort Division 11, yesterday afternoon.
Motohiko Kato, Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam together with Commanding Commander Ryohei Kanemaru of the JS Yamagiri; Commander Mariko Tezuka of the JS Yamayuki; and Commander Taro Terashima of the JS Sawagiri were also present.