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, on Friday arrived in Manama to hold a state visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain from June 9 to 11.
Accompanying His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen.
Upon arrival in Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was welcomed by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain; His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain; and His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander of the Royal Guard Kingdom of Bahrain.
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was introduced to dignitaries from the Kingdom of Bahrain, and His Majesty King of the Kingdom of Bahrain was introduced to the official delegation of Brunei Darussalam.
Also present to greet His Majesty on arrival were Minister of Foreign Affairs II Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof, Chargée d’Affairés of the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam to the Kingdom of Bahrain Nazirah binti Haji Zaini, and Minister of Justice and Endowments of the Kingdom of Bahrain Nawaf bin Mohammed Al Maawda as Minister-in-Attendance.
This year will mark the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Brunei Darussalam and the Kingdom of Bahrain since its establishment on September 24, 1988. Both countries have cooperation in various fields of common interest including investment and finance, as well as defence.
His Majesty’s State Visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain is upon the invitation of His Majesty King Hamad, and reflects the strong bilateral relations between the two countries.
His Majesty has previously visited the Kingdom of Bahrain for a State Visit in September 1988, and His Majesty’s last working visit was on April 21 to 23, 2000. Meanwhile, His Majesty King Hamad made a state visit to Brunei Darussalam on May 3 to 4, 2017.