Brunei: Military, govt officers complete EEZ Seminar

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - Fifty-Seven officers received their certificates for completing the four-day Asia-Pacific Regional Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Seminar in a closing ceremony at the Nakhoda Auditorium, Naval Training Centre yesterday.

The guest of honour, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah presented the certificates to the participants.

UK Royal Navy’s Lieutenant Commander Ted Bath, who was the facilitator, also congratulated the participants.

Among the recipients were 23 officers from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, the United States of America and Vietnam.

Other recipients comprised officers from various departments under the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Development, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, Ministry of Defence and the RBAF.

The four-day seminar, delivered by the International Commonwealth Training Unit (ICTU) from Maritime Warfare School, HMS Collingwood United Kingdom, aimed to provide participants a broad understanding on maritime security within the EEZ as well as tools to better address maritime threats.

Also present at the closing ceremony were Richard Lindsay, British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, RBAF service commanders and commandants, defence attachés and advisers from participating countries.

The seminar was organised by the Ministry of Defence and the RBAF with the support from the Office of the Defence Adviser, British High Commission in Brunei Darussalam from November 27-30.