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MUARA, Sunday, 31 March 2024 - The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Frigate, HMAS WARRAMUNGA, concluded a successful visit to Brunei Darussalam, further strengthening bilateral ties between the two navies. HMAS Warramunga was in Brunei Darussalam for a logistical stop from 28 March 2024 until 31 March 2024. 

During this visit, the Commanding Officer of HMAS WARRAMUNGA, Commander Jennifer Graham, paid a courtesy call to Captain Sahibul Bahari bin Haji Zainal Abidin, RBN, the Fleet Commander of the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN), at the Fleet Headquarters. The courtesy call allowed both leaders to discuss various topics of mutual interest, including bilateral defence relations, and potential areas for further collaboration between the two navies. Commander Jennifer Graham expressed the RAN's appreciation for the longstanding partnership with Brunei Darussalam and highlighted the importance of continued engagement in addressing shared maritime challenges. Fleet Commander RBN reciprocated the warm sentiments and emphasized the value of regular interactions and joint exercises in fostering mutual understanding and operational effectiveness.

Further strengthening the ties, a group of RBN personnel were hosted onboard HMAS WARRAMUNGA for a ship visit. This visit allowed for professional exchanges and building trust between amongst the sailors. RBN sailors toured the ship, learn about each other's capabilities, and discuss best practices.

The visit concluded with a PASSEX (Passage Exercise) between HMAS WARRAMUNGA and KDB SYAFAAT of the Royal Brunei Navy, further enhancing interoperability and operational coordination between the two naval forces.