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His Majesty Audience Ceremony
February 28th, 2018 | 10:00 AM | 673 views
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Minister of Defence and Supreme Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, RBAF received in audience His Excellency General Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan, Chief of Defence Forces, Royal Thai Armed Forces. The audience ceremony took place at Istana Nurul Iman.
Accompanying His Excellency the Chief of Defence Forces, Royal Thai Armed Forces at the Audience Ceremony were His Excellency Biravij Suwanpradhes, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand to Brunei Darussalam; General Haspong Yuvarnavandhana, the First Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Royal Thai Armed Forces; General Yosanant Raicharoen, the Fourth Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Royal Thai Armed Forces; and General Ponpipaat Benyasri, Chief of Joint Staff, Royal Thai Armed Forces. Also present were Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Second Minister of Defence and Major General Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces, RBAF.
The Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Royal Thai Armed Forces enjoy strong and active military-to-military ties, which include bilateral cooperation covering visits, courses, trainings, professional exchanges and bilateral exercises. Both armed forces also engage with one another through multilateral platforms whereby the Royal Brunei Navy, RBN participated in the ASEAN International Fleet Review, IFR 2017 held in conjunction to the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN and the first ever ASEAN Maritime National Exercise in Thailand. The Royal Brunei Armed Forces also recently participated as observers in the multilateral Cobra Gold Exercise in Thailand. His Excellency the Chief of Defence Forces RTARF took over the office in October last year.
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