During the visit to the Ministry of Defence, Bolkiah Garrison yesterday morning, His Majesty the Sultan dan Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam graced a get-together with Senior Officers of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, RBAF. Also in attendance were His Majesty's sons His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and His Royal Highness Prince 920 Captain Udara Prince 'Abdul Mateen.
Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohammad Yusof, Second Minister of Defence and Major General Udara Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat, Commander of the RBAF. His Majesty then received the royal salute and inspected a guard of honour mounted by the 3rd Batallion of the Royal Brunei Land Force.
In fulfilling its duties and responsibilities as a national security and peace institution which is becoming multi-functional, the Ministry of Defence will continue to focus on the Whole of Government and Whole of Nation Approaches so that it can together contribute to and ensure the country's stability, peace and well-being so that it can be enjoyed perpetually.
His Majesty then proceeded to the Bolkiah Garrison gymnasium. Doa Selamat was read by Commander Haji Ainolnizam bin Haji Ibrahim, Head of the RBAF Religious Department.
His Majesty then proceeded to the Bolkiah Garrison Officers' Mess for a meet and greet session with senior officers from the Royal Brunei Land Force, Royal Brunei Navy, Royal Brunei Air Force, Joint Force Headquarters, Training Institute RBAF, Ministry of Defence, British Loan Service Officers and Loan Service Doctors from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
With His Majesty's leadership, the Ministry of Defence has been able to organise a number of military capability and development programmes aimed at further strengthening the integrity of the RBAF.
The Ministry of Defence also reviewed its strategic planning towards strengthening its capability plans in upholding the 'Whole of Government and Whole of Nation Approaches.
His Majesty ended the visit with a Luncheon.
His Majesty's visit was a huge honour for the officers and staff of the Ministry of Defence and the RBAF as a clear manifestation of the monarch's attention and commitment to the Ministry of Defence and the RBAF.
Source: Radio Television Brunei