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 left Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) after attending the World Government Summit 2022 and Expo 2020 Dubai.
His Majesty was accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen.
State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned recited the Doa Selamat prior to departure.
Minister of Energy and Infrastructure of the UAE Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei and Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to the UAE Haji Harun bin Haji Junid bade His Majesty farewell at the airport.
During the working visit to Dubai, His Majesty delivered a titah keynote speech at the World Government Summit 2022.
The monarch touched on, among other subjects, overcoming current challenges, shaping better future governments by engaging the participation of youth and women, cooperating extensively as well as instilling peace and stability for economic development.
His Majesty also attended a meeting with Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Dubai ruler His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Both leaders discussed enhancing bilateral relations between Brunei Darussalam and the UAE to increase trade levels and to facilitate cooperation between investors from both countries.
His Majesty toured the UAE Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai. During the tour, His Majesty expressed pleasure in witnessing first-hand the success of the Brunei Darussalam Pavilion at the expo, as demonstrated by the determination and efforts of entrepreneurs from micro, small and medium enterprises in marketing their products at the international arena, while at the same time receiving welcoming feedback and a high number of visitors to the pavilion.
The Government of His Majesty signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of the UAE on the Recognition of Certificate Issued under the Provisions of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping for Seafarers, 1978 as amended, which is an effort to expand and develop the maritime industry, and will be able to be co-recognised by the two countries.