"Reached Maputo in Mozambique and visited the FADM
Military Headquarters this evening.
FADM Haji Othman, who is in Singapore for an introductory visit from 13 to 17 May 2019, also called on Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Melvyn Ong and Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lew Chuen Hong after reviewing a Guard of Honour at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) this afternoon.
FADM Haji Othman's visit underscores the close and long-standing bilateral defence relations between Singapore and Brunei.
The government rejects this demand on the ground that the FADM
and the police are state bodies without any party political affiliation.
Meanwhile, a further 1,694 troops have left the assembly points to join the new FADM.
So far, no agreement has been reached on the budget for the FADM or on the wage scale for the new army.
Brunei's Deputy Minister of Defence, Yang Mulia First Admiral (FADM) (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Abdul Aziz bin Haji Mohammad Tamit is in Singapore from 8 to 11 November 2016, as part of Singapore and Brunei's efforts to commemorate the 40th anniversary of bilateral defence ties this year.
FADM (Rtd) Dato Aziz called on Dr Ng and inspected a Guard of Honour earlier this morning at MINDEF.
In these years, the military-to-military ties between the 2 nations have been maintaining substantial and stable improvement, and the Chinese party is looking forward to work with the Mozambican team to maintain exchange of personnel trips at different levels, deepen partnership in military education and training, constantly exploring the cooperation potential between the Chinese People s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Armed Forces for the Defense of Mozambique (FADM
), included Chang.
The Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM) has received equipments from China.
During the equipment delivery ceremony, Defence Minister Salvador M tumuke, said, the equipment we have just received is a valuable contribution to the FADM, because it will strengthen the FADM s capacity in regional and international peace keeping operations, and will consolidate the Peace Keeping Support Unit inside the country.