Urgent need to support regional recovery

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 has emphasised that ASEAN’s recovery would require a strategic and holistic approach, to rebuild a resilient and sustainable ASEAN community.

“ASEAN needs to urgently support the regional recovery by: first, prioritising the peoples’ well-being and livelihoods including by enhancing regional safety nets and addressing social issues such as unemployment and mental health; second, improving ASEAN’s preparedness by building resilience through enhancing regional capacity to detect and respond to emerging challenges; and third, keeping regional economies open and ready for businesses, so ASEAN can rapidly recover and prosper,” said the monarch in a titah yesterday.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin