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INTRODUCTORY CALL WITH NEWLY APPOINTED DEFENSE ATTACHE OF PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA TO BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

MUARA, Wednesday, 12 February 2020- The Commander of Royal Brunei Navy, First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Othman bin Haji Suhaili @ Suhaily, received an Introductory Call at the Royal Brunei Navy Headquarters from Senior Colonel Li Jianzhong, Defense Attaché of People's Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam.

During the call both sides emphasizes of the strong ties between both countries dating back to historical years. These engagements not only further strengthen via economical engagement but also through high level exchange visits. Both the People's Republic of China Navy (PLA-N) and Royal Brunei Navy's (RBN) naval friendship developed through multilateral exercises and engaging in various interactions through collaborated platforms such as goodwill visits, conferences, seminar and training. The Commander of royal Brunei navy applaud this special friendship by further bolstering it to having the first bilateral exercise between both navies and hopeful to have these meetings conducted in the near future.

Senior Colonel Li Jianzhong was appointed Defence attaché to Brunei Darussalam on 19 December 2019 last year.