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MINISTER OF DEFENCE II RECEIVES COURTESY CALL FROM DIRECTOR FOR ASIA AND OCEANIA, MINISTRY FOR EUROPE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS, REPUBLIC OF FRANCE

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Tuesday, 30 November 2021 – Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister of Defence II, received a courtesy call from Mr Bertrand Lortholary, Director for Asia and Oceania, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of France today.

During the call, Yang Berhormat Minister of Defence II, expressed his appreciation to Mr. Bertrand Lortholary for the visit to the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) Brunei Darussalam. Both sides are pleased with the good defence relations between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of France since the establishment of diplomatic relations on 8 May 1984. Both sides also reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining the good defence relationship between both countries in the years ahead. The bilateral relations have been actively enhanced through various avenues, including regular exchange of visits, port calls, attendance at exhibitions, training and courses, as well as the conduct of the annual Joint Defence Working Committee meetings between both sides.

Mr. Bertrand Lortholary is in Brunei Darussalam for a working visit to share and present views on the French strategy in the Indo-Pacific as well as to take the opportunity to discuss bilateral defence matters.





MENTERI PERTAHANAN KEDUA TERIMA KUNJUNGAN HORMAT DARIPADA DIRECTOR FOR ASIA AND OCEANIA, MINISTRY FOR EUROPE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS REPUBLIK PERANCIS

BOLKIAH GARISON, Selasa, 30 November 2021 - Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Mejar Jeneral (Bersara) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Menteri Pertahanan Kedua, telah menerima kunjungan hormat daripada Mr Bertrand Lortholary, Director for Asia and Oceania, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Republik Perancis pada hari ini.

Semasa kunjungan hormat tersebut, Yang Berhormat Menteri Pertahanan Kedua menyampaikan rasa sukacita kepada Mr Bertrand Lortholary atas lawatan ke Kementerian Pertahanan, Negara Brunei Darussalam. Kedua-dua pihak menyuarakan penghargaan atas hubungan pertahanan yang baik sejak penubuhan hubungan diplomatik pada 8 Mei 1984. Kedua-dua pihak turut mengesahkan semula komitmen untuk terus mengekalkan hubungan pertahanan yang baik antara kedua-dua pihak. Hubungan pertahanan dua hala terus diperkukuhkan secara aktif melalui pelbagai mekanisme termasuk pertukaran lawatan, port calls, kehadiran ke pameran-pameran pertahanan di kedua-dua buah negara, latihan dan kursus-kursus serta melalui mesyuarat dua hala Jawatankuasa Kerja Bersama Pertahanan. 

Mr. Bertrand Lortholary sedang berada di Negara Brunei Darussalam bagi lawatan kerja untuk mengongsikan pandangan mengenai strategi Republik Perancis di rantau Indo-Pasifik selain turut mengambil peluang membincangkan hal-hal pertahanan dua hala.


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