United Kingdom’s (UK) Minister for the Indo-Pacific, Anne-Marie Trevelyan will visit Brunei Darussalam from today to February 8 to attend the second UK-Brunei Strategic Dialogue focussing on trade, security cooperation and climate.
The strategic dialogue reaffirms long-standing UK-Brunei ties and provides an opportunity for shared priorities discussion.
Trevelyan will be granted an audience with 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.
She will also meet Minister of Foreign Affairs II Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof and Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah.
Trevelyan will visit Kuala Belalong Field Centre and celebrate the role of women in Bruneian society. The visit will encourage science and technology ties and boost links on research and development.
Speaking ahead of the visit, Trevelyan said that the relationship between both countries is rooted in cultural and historic ties, shared system of law and partnership between the people and through education and finance.
She added that Brunei Darussalam and the UK are Commonwealth members, working together through ASEAN and shared long-standing military ties.