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HIS MAJESTY THE SULTAN AND YANG DI-PERTUAN OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM RECEIVES THE CUSTODIAN OF THE TWO HOLY MOSQUES KING SALMAN BIN ABDULAZIZ AL-SAUD, KING OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

IMG_4866.jpgIstana Nurul Iman, Saturday, 04 March 2017

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 today received the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at the Istana Nurul Iman.

Upon arrival at the Istana Nurul Iman, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud proceeded to the Royal Dais to receive the Royal Salute, which was followed by the national anthems of both countries and a twenty-one (21) Royal Gun Salute. The two leaders then inspected the Royal Guard of Honour mounted by the Royal Brunei Land Forces, Royal Brunei Armed Forces.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud was then introduced to members of the Royal Family; State Dignitaries; Cabinet Ministers; Deputy Ministers; the Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force; and the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was then introduced to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud’s delegation which included members of the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, cabinet ministers and senior officials of ministerial rank.

Shortly after, an Audience Ceremony was held at Cheradi Laila Kenchana. Also present in the Audience Ceremony were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office; His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as other members of the Royal family.

Also attending the Audience Ceremony were members of the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, cabinet ministers and senior officials of ministerial rank.

During the Audience Ceremony, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam conferred Brunei Darussalam’s highest state decoration, The Royal Family Order of the Crown of Brunei (D.K.M.B.), to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.

The Doa Selamat was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr.) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti.

After the Audience Ceremony, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam held a Bilateral Meeting with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.

Also attending the meeting was His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office.

During the meeting, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud discussed bilateral relations between Brunei Darussalam and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern.

The Bilateral Meeting was held at Cheradi Ratna Kenchana, Istana Nurul Iman.

After the Bilateral Meeting, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam hosted a State Luncheon in honour of the State Visit of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and his delegation.

Present at the State Luncheon were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office; His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as other members of the Royal family.

After the State Luncheon, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam bid farewell to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud at the Brunei International Airport.

Also present at the airport was His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office as Royal-in-Attendance.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud proceeded to walk past the Static Guard of Honour mounted by the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.

Also present to bid farewell were Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abd. Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance as the Minister-in-Attendance; Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar, Minister of Energy and Industry at the Prime Minister’s Office; and Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.



PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
Istana Nurul Iman
Bandar Seri Begawan BA1000
Brunei Darussalam



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