His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam received in audience Chief of Defence Forces of the Royal Thai Armed Forces (RTARF) General Chalermphon Srisawasdi.
Accompanying the Thai Defence Chief were Ambassador Designate of Thailand to Brunei Darussalam Boosara Kanchanalai, Chief of Joint Staff General Nothapol Boonngam, Director of Joint Intelligence Lieutenant General Natee Wongissares and Chief Interpreter Lieutenant Colonel Santhichai Chompoochan.
Also present was Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan.
Meanwhile, Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam received in audience Budsakorn Srisawasdi, the spouse of RTARF chief.
Also present was spouse of the Commander of the RBAF Datin Ummisyafinah binti Haji Zaini.
Brunei Darussalam and Thailand have enjoyed a close and longstanding relationship since 1984, where defence cooperation has strengthened with engagements in the form of exchange visits, defence and military meetings, exercises, trainings, professional exchanges as well as courses including the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM), the Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) and the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC).
General Chalermphon Srisawasdi and his delegation are in the country for a three-day official visit from August 16-18.
The audience ceremonies took place at Istana Nurul Iman.