Regional Jungle Warfare Symposium

The Regional Jungle Warfare Symposium (RJWS) held at Medicina Lines in Seria which was intended to develop the country as a Centre of Excellence for Jungle Warfare ended today. The 3-day symposium organised jointly by the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) and British Forces Brunei (BFB), was officiated yesterday by the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.

Speaking at the ceremony, Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah stressed the importance of the symposium in capacity building and development. This is in relation to defining, understanding and conducting military operations in a jungle environment apart from being a catalyst to research and future development in order to optimise jungle operation improvement technology.

The eleven participating countries were Brunei Darussalam, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam. The programme also aimed to foster closer cooperation among Jungle Warfare Schools and experts including in sharing information and best practices. The symposium was officially closed by (Retired) Captain Abdul Rahman bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj. Bakar, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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