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Ambassador Yu Hong Attended Handover Ceremony of Donations of Supplies from the People's Liberation Army to the Royal Brunei Armed Forces

On 14 May, Chinese Ambassador Yu Hong and Minister of Defense ‖ of Brunei Darussalam Pehin Halbi attended the handover ceremony of donations of materials contributed by the People’s Liberation Army of the PRC to the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. Defense Attache Senior Colonel Li Jianzhong, Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces Pengiran Dato Aminan, Permanent Secretary of Defense Dato Shahril and Commander of Joint Force Dato Sharif also attended the ceremony.

Pehin Halbi appreciated China’s support. He said China shared experience with other countries and provided materials to many countries in the world including Brunei when China is still facing the challenge of preventing a resurgence of the outbreak at home. The Chinese People's Liberation Army sent freighters loaded with materials for the troops of 12 countries, including the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. It fully embodies the vision of building a community with a shared future advocated by President Xi Jinping, which is widely praised by the international community. Pehin Halbi highly praised the decisive measures taken by the Chinese government to contain the outbreak and the progress achieved by China since then. He believed that the military-to-military relations will be further enhanced through continuous exchanges and cooperation.

Ambassador Yu Hong said that in the face of the challenges posed by COVID-19, China and Brunei have been working together and helping each other. China appreciates Brunei’s assistance and support to China. During the most difficult period of China's fight against the outbreak, His Majesty sent letters of sympathy respectively to President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. We appreciate the decisive measures taken by the Bruneian government to quickly control the outbreak. In the fight against the pandemic, no country will win alone. We must work together. China and the Chinese military will continue to join hands with Brunei side to further strengthen cooperation on epidemic prevention and control and the bilateral relations as well.

The donated supplies include surgical masks, medical goggles, protective face screens, protective clothing, waterproof isolation garments, forehead thermometers, medical gloves and boot covers. These materials arrived in Brunei on May 12 by the transport aircraft of China Air Force.

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