Crown Prince receives Chinese Commande

His Royal Highness the Crown Prince General Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office yesterday consented to receive in audience the Commander of the Shenyang Military Command, Chinese People's Liberation Army, General Zhang Youxia at Qashr Al-Meezan.

Accompanying General Zhang at the audience was Mr Min Yongnian, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam and the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Major General Dato Paduka Seri Hj Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Hj Abidin.

Also present were Deputy Chief of Staff of the Jinan Military Command, Major General Jiang Jianjun; Commander of Army Corps, Major General Pen Bo; Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office, Awg Hj Hamdan bin Hj Abu Bakar; and Permanent Secretary (Defence Policy and Development) of the Ministry of Defence, Awg Hj Saiful Bahri bin Hj Awg Mansor.

The official visit by General Zhang is aimed at strengthening the friendly relationship between both countries and to extend the importance of defence cooperation of respective armed forces. - Borneo Bulletin (2nd Novempber 2011)