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    His Majesty congratulates Malaysian PM

    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 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 and Malaysia.

    His Majesty expressed hope for Dato’ Seri Anwar’s leadership to steer Malaysia towards achieving welfare for all, including those in the ASEAN region and globally.

    His Majesty, left for Putrajaya, Malaysia yesterday to hold a courtesy visit to Dato’ Seri Anwar at the Seri Perdana Complex.

    Accompanying His Majesty was His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen.

    The arrival of His Majesty at Subang Air Base was welcomed by the Malaysian prime minister.

    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, paid a courtesy visit to Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim at the Seri Perdana Complex, Putrajaya in Malaysia yesterday morning. During the courtesy visit, His Majesty congratulated Dato’ Seri Anwar on his recent appointment as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia. His Majesty looks forward to further enhancement of the existing bilateral cooperation between Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia. In addition, His Majesty expressed hope for the Malaysian Prime Minister’s leadership to steer the country towards achieving welfare for all, including those in ASEAN and worldwide. PHOTO: INFOFOTO
    ABOVE & BELOW: 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 accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen during the luncheon with Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim; and His Majesty with Dato’ Seri Anwar. PHOTOS: INFOFOTO

    His Majesty, His Royal Highness and Dato’ Seri Anwar during a Doa recitation
    ABOVE & BELOW: His Majesty, His Royal Highness and Dato’ Seri Anwar during the arrival and departure in Putrajaya, Malaysia

    Also present to greet His Majesty were Chief Secretary of the Government of Malaysia Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Zuki bin Ali and High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to Malaysia Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Haji Mahmud bin Awang Haji Saidin @ Haji Md Saidin.

    His Majesty, together with Dato’ Seri Anwar then walked past the static guard of honour mounted by members of the Malaysian Armed Forces.

    His Majesty then proceeded to the official residence of the prime minister for the courtesy visit.

    Prior to the event, a Doa on the occasion of the special visit was recited by State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned for the blessing of the well-being of His Majesty and Dato’ Seri Anwar.

    The courtesy visit reflected the warm, close and long-standing relations between the Sultanate and Malaysia.

    It also provided both leaders with the opportunity to reaffirm and strengthen bilateral cooperation as well as 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 the two countries.

    Following the courtesy visit, His Majesty attended a luncheon hosted by the Malaysian prime minister. Prior to departure, His Majesty was bade farewell by Dato’ Seri Anwar.

    Dato’ Seri Anwar was sworn in as the 10th prime minister of Malaysia on November 24 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 and Malaysia established diplomatic relations in January 1984, and has since cooperated extensively in areas such as trade and investment, defence, education, tourism, connectivity and health.

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