His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam visited the M113 Commando Brigade, in Vinh Phuc Province, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, 27th March afternoon. Accompanying His Majesty was His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen.
Upon arriving at the M113 Commando Brigade camp, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was greeted by Major General Ngo Minh Tien, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Viet Nam People's Army; and Major General Do Thanh Binh, Commander for Viet Nam's Special Forces. Shortly after arrival, His Majesty was presented with a bouquet of flowers.
His Majesty was then invited to a special seating area where His Majesty heard a briefing and witnessed the climbing and rappelling displays as well as a hostage rescue demonstration by members of the M113 Commando Brigade. M113 Commando Brigade serves as a mobile combat unit of the Vietnamese commando corps.
After the demonstration, His Majesty was then invited to view a static display of weapons and military equipment. His Majesty then watched more military demonstrations such as camouflage, shooting, martial arts and armed combat.
Among the main tasks of M113 Commando Brigade is to conduct combat readiness and counter-terrorism training. Since its establishment in 1972, the brigade has been awarded the title "Hero of the People's Armed Forces" three times. His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen was also invited to shoot a few rounds from a pistol.
Before concluding the visit, His Majesty consented to receive a Pasambah. His Majesty also presented a gift to the Commander for Viet Nam's Special Forces. His Majesty concluded the visit with a photograph session with the officials and members of the M113 Commando Brigade.
Source: Radio Television Brunei