HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday held a meeting with David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, at the Chequers Court, Buckinghamshire in London and signed a defence cooperation agreement between the two countries.
The monarch and Cameron also discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on regional and international matters of interest.
His Majesty was greeted on arrival by Cameron before a photo session, after which the monarch and the British leader proceeded to the Hautrey Room for the bilateral meeting, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
After the meeting, His Majesty proceeded to the Great Hall to sign the Exchange of Letter and Note between the Government of His Majesty and the British Government concerning the Stationing of the Battalion of British Brigade of Gurkha and Amendment to the Exchange of Notes dated September 22, 1983 concerning the Arrangement for the United Kingdom Force in Brunei Darussalam. Cameron signed on behalf of the British Government.
Before leaving Chequers Court, His Majesty signed a guest book.
Accompanying His Majesty were Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim, Minister of Finance II at the Prime Minister’s Office; Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade II; Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar, Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office; Dato Paduka Haji Mustappa bin Haji Sirat, Deputy Minister of Defence; and Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.