The youth have an important role in advancing and accelerating the work in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as they are more adept to utilising technology.
To this end, ASEAN has commended the convening of the ASEAN-Youth Dialogue last April, which aimed to make digital development equitable and inclusive in Southeast Asia towards achieving the SDGs.
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 said this in a titah during the ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Youth at the Meruorah Convention Centre, Indonesia adding that he was pleased with the continued momentum to provide space and support for the youth to contribute to building a resilient and dynamic ASEAN.
His Majesty encouraged ASEAN to continue providing opportunities for the youth to harness their potential and contribute towards achieving the SDGs, as well as in realising the ASEAN Community Vision 2025.
During the session, ASEAN leaders and representatives of ASEAN Youth, among other things, discussed the role of the youth as future leaders towards enhancing sustainable development in the region.
Accompanying His Majesty was His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen.
Brunei Darussalam was represented by Muhammad Zainul-Akhyaar bin Amer Hairunuddin from the Prime Minister’s Office and Siti Rafhanah binti Haji Nor Hasnul, a student at Universiti Teknologi Brunei.