Sultan receives in audience Tajikistan’s Foreign Affairs Minister

Izah Azahari

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 received in audience Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirodjiddin Muhriddin.

His Majesty and Sirodjiddin Muhriddin discussed matters in strengthening and enhancing diplomatic relationship of Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Tajikistan, since it was established on June 2, 2004; and expanding existing cooperation by focussing in the field of education through collaboration between higher education institutions of both countries, as well as exploring new cooperation that are mutually beneficial.

Accompanying the minister was Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to Malaysia Ardasher Qodiri.

Also present was Minister of Foreign Affairs II Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof.

The audience ceremony took place at Istana Nurul Iman.

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 with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirodjiddin Muhriddin at the audience ceremony. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR