A high-ranking Vietnamese military delegation led by Deputy National Defence Minister, Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Huy Hieu paid an official visit to Brunei from March 27-29.

During the three-day visit, the delegation met and held talks with Dato Pakuda Haji Mustappa Haji Sirat, Brunei ’s Deputy Minister of Defence. The two parties highlighted the fine bilateral relationship on defence, which they said could match political relations between the two countries.

The two sides expected to further foster cooperative relations in many fields under the agreement on defence cooperation signed in November, 2005. They also agreed to the exchange of young officer exchanges, English language training, relief and rescue activities and anti-piracy in the future.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Huy Hieu expressed his thanks to the Brunei Ministry of Defence for its support for Vietnam to successfully organise military and defence meetings of ASEAN in 2010, especially the Fourth Asean Defence Ministers (ADMM-4) and the ASEAN Defence Minister’s Meeting - Plus (ADMM+) organised for the first time in Vietnam .

On the occasion, the delegation visited the third Battalion of the Royal Brunei Armed Force (RBAF)./.