Sultan, ASEAN leaders welcomed at White House

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 Thursday evening attended a dinner at the White House, Washington D.C. hosted by US President Joseph R. Biden Jr in honour of ASEAN leaders attending the ASEAN-US Special Summit. 

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

Leaders from ASEAN pose with President Joe Biden in a group photo on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2022. From left are, Secretary-General of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Biden, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Laos Prime Minister Phankham Viphavan, Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob and Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. PHOTO: AP
His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam with US President Joe Biden at the White House. PHOTO: INFOFOTO
His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and HRH Prince ‘Abdul Mateen welcomed by US President Joe Biden at the White House. PHOTO: INFOFOTO

According to AFP, the US President pledged to support clean energy and maritime security, hoping to showcase a US commitment.

Top leaders from eight of the 10 members of the Association of ASEAN flew to Washington for the two-day summit, which opened with a closed-door White House dinner of thyme poached chicken and vanilla ice cream.

More details on Borneo Bulletin Weekend