13th Joint Defence Commission Brunei and United Kingdom




BOLKIAH GARRISON, Wednesday 7 May 2014 - The 13th Joint Defence Commission (JDC) Meeting between Brunei Darussalam and United Kingdom was held today at the Officers' Mess, Bolkiah Garrison, Ministry of Defence, Brunei Darussalam.

The JDC was established through the Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of a Joint Commission on Defence Cooperation which was signed by both countries on 31 December 2002.

The Meeting was co-chaired by Acting Director of Defence Policy, Haji Adi Ihram bin DP Haji Mahmud, Ministry of Defence, Brunei Darussalam and Mr Jon Chorley, Deputy Head (Asia Pacific), International Policy and Planning, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom.

At the meeting, both sides reaffirmed their commitments to further strengthen their defence ties. A wide range of bilateral matters was discussed, including bilateral exercises, training, as well as exchange of views on issues of mutual interests.

The next JDC Meeting is expected to be held in United Kingdom in 2015.

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