A naval ship of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, namely JS Suzutsuki recently made a port of call at Muara Port, docking in the sultanate for three days.
A total of 230 Japanese naval personnel and 30 commissioned officers were at the cruise, under the command of Captain Ligatani Takahiro, Commander of Escort Division 8.
Upon the arrival of JS SUZUTSUKI at Muara Port, the Royal Brunei Navy organised a welcoming ceremony for the entourage.
While onboard, Commanding Officer of JS SUZUTSUKI welcomed the presence of Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam, Atsushi Suda.
They were joined by three officers from the Royal Brunei Navy and discussed challenges faced by the region and the way forward to maintain regional stability.
Finally, the commander escort division and Commanding Officer of Navy Training Centre Md Zouhdy exchanged tokens, reaffirming the close ties between the two navies.
The visit by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force aims to develop and foster basic knowledge and skills as well as international perspectives and promote friendly relations with port call countries.
THE BRUNEIAN | BRUNEI-MUARA