Audience to Laos Defence Chief
By Azrol Azmi

His Majesty receives Major General Sanyahak Phomvihane in audience. - DEAN KASSIM

Her Majesty with Madam Oravanh Phomvihane during the audience. - AZROL AZMI

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Minister of Defence and Supreme Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), yesterday afternoon granted an audience to Major General Sanyahak Phomvihane, Chief of General Staff, Ministry of Defence of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

Accompanying Major General Sanyahak Phomvihane were the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin and the Ambassador of the Lao People's Democratic Republic to Brunei Darussalam, Souvanna Phouyavong.

In another part of the Istana Nurul Iman, Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha also consented to receive in audience the wife of the Laos Chief of General Staff, Madam Oravanh Phomvihane. She was accompanied by the wife of RBAF Commander, Datin Nurhayana Janis bin Abdullah.

The three-day introductory visit by Major General Sanyahak Phomvihane is aimed at maintaining the strong working relationship between both countries. - Borneo Bulletin (5th July 2011)