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04.02.19 Presentation of Letters Of Credence

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, yesterday afternoon presented Letters of Credence to newly appointed Brunei Darussalam envoys and received Letters of Credence from newly appointed foreign envoys to Brunei Darussalam. The ceremonies took place at Istana Nurul Iman.


His Majesty first presented Letter of Credence to His Excellency Awang Mohamed Bahrin bin Dato Paduka Haji Abu Bakar, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brunei Darussalam to the State of Qatar.


Followed by Her Excellency Dayang Hajah Kasmalati binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Mohamad Kassim, Permanent Representative of Brunei Darussalam to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Jakarta, the Republic of Indonesia.


His Majesty then received the Letter of Credence from His Excellency Salah Mubarak Musleh Al-Mutairi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Kuwait to Brunei Darussalam.


His Majesty also received the Letter of Credence from Her Excellency Yu Hong, Ambassador


Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam.


And finally from Her Excellency Wanthanee Viputwongsakul, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand to Brunei Darussalam.


After the ceremonies, His Majesty received in audience the newly appointed Brunei Darussalam envoys.


His Excellency Awang Mohamed Bahrin, the country's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the State of Qatar had served as the Acting Director of International Organisations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her Excellency Dayang Hajah Kasmalati, the Permanent Representative of Brunei Darussalam to ASEAN was previously the Acting Director of Administration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


His Majesty then received in separate audiences the newly appointed foreign envoys to Brunei Darussalam. His Majesty first received in audience His Excellency Salah Mubarak Musleh Al-Mutairi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Kuwait who was the state's former Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay.


His Majesty then received in audience Her Excellency Yu Hong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam. Her Excellency was previously the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.


And finally, Her Excellency Wanthanee Viputwongsakul, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand who had previously served as Minister at the Royal Thai Embassy in Hanoi, the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. Also present were Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd. Yusof, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mohd Nor bin Haji Jeludin, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



News courtesy of Radio Television Brunei
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