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    Royal welcomes Malaysian Prime Minister

    Adib Noor

    His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, as Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman were at the Brunei International Airport Tuesday afternoon, to welcome the arrival of Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim and spouse Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Dr Wan Ismail as well as their delegation, who are in the Sultanate for a two-day official visit.

    Photos show His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, as Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman during the arrival of Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim and spouse Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Dr Wan Ismail, as well as their delegation at Brunei International Airport. PHOTOS: MUIZ MATDANI

    Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, as Minister-in-Attendance, and spouse were also present to welcome the Prime Minister of Malaysia and spouse.

    Also in attendance were Minister of Foreign Affairs II Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof and spouse; Minister of Home Affairs Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman and spouse; Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Sufian bin Haji Sabtu and spouse; Deputy Minister of Defence Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Awang Haji Abdul Razak bin Haji Abdul Kadir; High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to Malaysia Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Haji Mahmud bin Haji Saidin and spouse; and High Commissioner of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam Raja Dato’ Reza bin Raja Zaib Shah and spouse.

    His Royal Highness together with the Malaysian Prime Minister proceeded to the dais to receive the salute of honour, followed by the national anthems of both countries. Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim then inspected the guard of honour mounted by members of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF).

    The Malaysian prime minister was then introduced to Cabinet Ministers; Deputy Ministers; the Commissioner of Police of the Royal Brunei Police Force and spouse; the Commander of the RBAF and spouse; Foreign Envoys in Brunei Darussalam; and Permanent Secretaries from the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Their Royal Highnesses were then introduced to the Malaysian delegation which includes  Dato’ Seri Diraja Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, Minister of Foreign Affairs and spouse.

    During the Official Visit, the Malaysian Prime Minister and spouse as well as delegation are expected to have an audience with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri at Istana Nurul Iman on Wednesday.

    This marks the first official visit by the Prime Minister of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam since his appointment as the Prime Minister of Malaysia on November 24, 2022.

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