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TANAH JAMBU, Monday 13 May 2019 – Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Md Yussof, Second Minister of Defence, Brunei Darussalam today delivered a Keynote Address on “Addressing the Contemporary Strategic and Security Environment” to the 9th Command and Staff Course (CSC 9) at the Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces. The Second Minister of Defence was welcomed by the Commandant of Defence Academy, Colonel Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan.
In his Keynote Address, the Second Minister of Defence shared the importance of the global contemporary strategic and security environment and the role of ASEAN in regional prosperity through the ARF and ADMM+ dialogues.
The Second Minister of Defence also highlighted the upcoming Defence White Paper which is scheduled to be released in 2021, in conjunction with the 60th Royal Brunei Armed Forces Anniversary.
Towards the end of the Keynote Address, Major Moza Syaffiarizal bin Haji Mohamad, the representative student from the CSC 9 conveyed his deep appreciation and gratitude to the Second Minister of Defence for sparing his valuable time and delivering an insightful presentation. The Second Minister of Defence also received a memento presented by the Lieutenant Commander Selwyn Kaye, an international student from the Royal New Zealand Navy, on behalf of the CSC 9.
After the lecture, the Second Minister of Defence was invited for a group photo followed by an interaction session with the course participants at the Command and Staff College foyer.