Brunei deploys special team to Philippine peace-keeping mission

  • Brunei
  • Saturday, 29 Feb 2020

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: As a member of the Independent Decommissioning Body Verification, Monitoring and Assistance Team (IDB VMAT) in Mindanao, Brunei deployed four personnel from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) for a tour of duty in Mindanao, the Philippines.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Defense, a flag handing-over ceremony was held at Bolkiah Garrison on Saturday (Feb 29).

The Brunei flag was handed over by the Guest of Honour, Major General Seri Aminan, Commander of the RBAF, to Lieutenant Colonel Mohd Hanafi Azami as the head of the delegation.

IDB VMAT is a step forward in the peace process in Mindanao to oversee the process of decommissioning of the forces and weapons of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The IDB VMAT is composed of foreign experts from Brunei, Turkey, Norway as well as representatives from the government of the Philippines and MILF.

This is another milestone for Brunei in contributing to the peace process in Mindanao since RBAF's involvement as a member of the International Monitoring Team in 2004. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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