On 11 – 15 October 2009, a group of participants of the Foreign Strategic Studies within the Regular Course Programme Batch 43 of Indonesia’s National Resilience Institute (LEMHANNAS) led by Major-General TNI Suroyo Gino, Senior Expert of the LEMHANNAS on National Alertness, visited Brunei Darussalam on 11 – 15 October 2009.
The group consists of 25 people, including three (3) Senior Experts of the LEMHANNAS, an officer and a staff of the Directorate of Teaching Operations of the LEMHANNAS, nineteen (19) participants of the Regular Course Programme Batch 43 (among the nineteen, 9 are military officers, 7 police officers and 3 civilian officers), a staff of the Bureau of Administration of the Department and Indonesian Missions of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.
Prior to the briefings given by Ministries and non-Ministry government institutions in Brunei Darussalam, in the morning of 12 October 2009, the group attended a briefing by the Indonesian Ambassador in Bandar Seri Begawan on the ideological, political, economic, socio-cultural and defence-security in Brunei Darussalam and the development of the bilateral relations between Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam.
Meanwhile, the objective of the visit was to see in the first-hand and to learn the progress of Brunei Darussalam’s national economic development, including on the field of energy, particularly in strengthening the country’s energy security for the cause of supporting its national resilience.
Of the Ministries and non-Ministry institutions in Brunei Darussalam that received the visit of the LEMHANNAS group, there were the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB), the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), the Energi Division of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Legislative Council, Brunei National Petroleum Sdn. Bhd and.PetroleumBRUNEI, all located in Bandar Seri Begawan, and Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn. Bhd. (BSP) located in Seria (around 100 kilometers from Bandar Seri Begawan).
On separate occasions, the leader of the LEMHANNAS group paid courtesy calls to the Speaker of the Legislative Council, the Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office, the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), Acting Commissioner of the RBPF, Chief Executive Officer of the BEBD, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Assistant Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brunei Darussalam.
The visit of the group of the LEMHANNAS Regular Course Programme Batch 43 to Brunei Darussalam was the second time for the LEMHANNAS in two years in a row, after the first visit by the LEMHANNAS on 12-17 October 2008 headed by Major-General TNI Wilono Djatiwiyono.
This year’s visit of the LEMHANNAS group was well, smoothly and orderly conducted, and according to the leader of the group, had met expectation of the LEMHANNAS.