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2022 PMO News

His Majesty Courtesy Visit

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 morning left for Putrajaya, Malaysia to hold a Courtesy Visit to Yang Amat Berhormat Dato' Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia, which was held at the Seri Perdana Complex. Accompanying His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen. 

Tha arrival of His Majesty at Subang Air Base was welcomed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Also present to greet His Majesty were Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd. Zuki bin Ali, the Chief Secretary of the Government of Malaysia; and His Excellency Retired Brigadier General Dato Paduka Haji Mahmud bin Haji Saidin, High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to Malaysia.

His Majesty then proceeded to the official residence of the Prime Minister for the Courtesy Visit. The Courtesy Visit, among other things, reflects the warm, close and long-standing relations between Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia. It also gave the opportunity for both leaders to reaffirm and strengthen bilateral cooperation as well as to discuss matters of mutual interest and exploration of new areas of cooperation in pursuit of peace, welfare and prosperity for the citizens and residents of both countries. 

Prior to the event, a doa on the occasion of the special visit was recited by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Dr. Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti, which among other things, sought for the blessing of the well-being of His Majesty and Yang Amat Berhormat. 

During the Courtesy Visit, His Majesty congratulated Dato' Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim on his recent appointment as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia. With the appointment, His Majesty looked forward to the further enhancement of existing bilateral cooperation between Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia. In addition, His Majesty expressed hope for Yang Amat Berhormat's leadership to steer Malaysia towards achieving welfare for all including in the ASEAN region and globally. 

Following the Courtesy Visit, His Majesty attended the Luncheon hosted by Yang Amat Berhormat the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Prior to departure, His Majesty was bade farewell by Yang Amat Berhormat. Yang Amat Berhormat was sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia on 24th November 2022 at the Istana Negara, upon consent by His Majesty the 16th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah. 

Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia established diplomatic relations in January 1984, in which both countries cooperate extensively in various areas including trade and investment, defence, education, tourism and connectivity as well as health.

News courtesy of Radio Television Brunei
​Photo courtesy of InfoFoto​