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Brunei to send more peacekeepers to S Philippines

2009-01-31 15:05:12 GMT2009-01-31 23:05:12 (Beijing Time)  xinhuanet

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Brunei will increase its contingent of peacekeepers in the International Monitoring Team (IMT) that currently oversees the peace process in Mindanao, the Philippines, according to reports reaching here on Saturday.

Brunei has agreed to increase the number of peacekeepers there from current 10 to 30 after visiting Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo held bilateral meeting in Manila on Friday, the Borneo Bulletin said on Saturday.

Brunei has been part of the IMT since 2004 and it sent 10 new personnel to the IMT last year.

Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah arrived in the Philippines on Thursday for a three-day state visit to the country.

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