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    Warm welcome for Cambodian general

    James Kon

    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 Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces General Vong Pisen yesterday.

    The general was accompanied by Cambodian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Hok Sophea; Deputy Chief of Joint Staff Lieutenant General Chim Sok; Director of Cabinet Major General Hang Chenda; and Assistant to Commander-in-Chief Major Hun Makara.

    Deputy Minister of Defence Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Abdul Razak bin Haji Abd Kadir and Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan were also present.

    The audience ceremony took place at Istana Nurul Iman.

    Meanwhile, the Cambodian general also visited the Ministry of Defence (MinDef).

    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 in audience with Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces General Vong Pisen. PHOTOS: JAMES KON & INFOFOTO
    ABOVE & BELOW: General Vong with Deputy Minister of Defence Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Abdul Razak bin Haji Abd Kadir; the Cambodian general with Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan; and General Vong inspects the guard of honour

    General Vong was greeted on arrival by Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Muhammad Haszaimi before inspecting the guard of honour mounted by personnel from the Royal Brunei Land Force (RBLF).

    Prior to visiting the ministry, the Cambodian general met with Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Abdul Razak and Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Muhammad Haszaimi, during which they reaffirmed commitment to strengthening bilateral defence and military relations to ensure regional peace and stability.

    Brunei Darussalam and Cambodia have had a diplomatic relationship since 1992. The bilateral defence ties have developed with engagements in the form of visits, defence and military meetings, exercises, trainings and courses.

    General Vong and his delegation are in the Sultanate for a three-day official visit, from September 28-30.

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