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COURTESY CALL FROM THE ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS ADVISOR TO CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF AND SERVICE CHIEFS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 – First Admiral (Retired) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Abdul Aziz bin Haji Mohd Tamit, the Deputy Minister of Defence today received Imam Asim Hafiz, the Islamic Religious Advisor to Chief of the Defence Staff and Service Chiefs of the United Kingdom, who is currently in Brunei Darussalam for a four-day working visit.

During the call, the Deputy Minister expressed his appreciation on the efforts made by Imam Asim Hafiz especially in promoting a better understanding of Islam and enhancing the British Armed Forces engagement with Muslim communities in the United Kingdom, as well as overseas.

Both sides also reaffirmed the long-standing and close defence relations between Brunei Darussalam and United Kingdom and exchanged views on security issues of mutual concern.

During his visit, Imam Asim Hafiz made courtesy calls to Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Japar bin Haji Mat Dain @ Maidin, the Deputy State Mufti, and Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF).



KUNJUNGAN HORMAT DARIPADA PENASIHAT AGAMA ISLAM KEPADA CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF AND SERVICE CHIEFS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

BOLKIAH GARISON, Selasa, 12 September 2017 – Laksamana Pertama (Bersara) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Abdul Aziz bin Haji Mohd Tamit, Timbalan Menteri Pertahanan pada hari ini menerima kunjungan hormat daripada Imam Asim Hafiz, Penasihat Agama Islam Kepada Chief of the Defence Staff and Service Chiefs of the United Kingdom. Beliau sedang membuat lawatan kerja selama empat hari di Negara Brunei Darussalam.

Semasa kunjungan tersebut, Timbalan Menteri Pertahanan merakamkan penghargaan atas usaha-usaha Imam Asim Hafiz terutamanya dalam meningkatkan fahaman agama Islam dan mengeratkan lagi hubungan di antara Angkatan Tentera British bersama komuniti-komuniti Islam di United Kingdom dan di luar negeri.

Kedua-dua belah pihak juga menekan kepentingan lawatan tersebut dalam mengekalkan hubungan pertahanan yang erat dan kian lama terjalin di antara Negara Brunei Darussalam serta membincangkan mengenai dengan isu-isu sekuriti kepentingan bersama.

Semasa lawatan beliau, Imam Asim Hafiz juga membuat kunjungan hormat kepada Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Japar bin Haji Mat Dain @ Maidin, Timbalan Mufti Kerajaan, dan Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Mejar Jeneral Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah, Pemerintah Angkatan Bersenjata Diraja Brunei (ABDB).

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