Brunei Darussalam also further enhanced the defence relations with the Republic of Singapore with an introductory visit by the Chief of Defence Force of the Singapore Armed Forces to the country. Lieutenant-General Melvyn Ong made a visit to Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja (Retired) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Md Yussof, the Second Minister of Defence at Bolkiah Garisson.
Shortly after arrival, Lieutenant-General Melvyn Ong received the salute from the Guard of Honour comprising personnel of the Royal Brunei Land Force.
During the call, the Second Minister of Defence highlighted the close and long-standing bilateral relationship bolstered through regular exchange of visits, dialogues meetings, military exercises, courses, defence exhibitions and various forms of development and inter-action programmes. Both defence establishments have cooperated extensively over the decades. The Second Minister of Defence also congratulated Lieutenant-General Melvyn Ong on his appointment and expressed hopes to further progress both countries defence relationship.
Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, the Commander of RBAF also received a courtesy call from Lieutenant-General Melvyn Ong.
Source: Radio Television Brunei