Brunei Asean chairmanship gets full support from Malaysia


Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (left) who is on two-day official visit to Brunei from March 1, has an audience with Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (right) at Istana Nurul Iman. - Bernama

Bandar Seri Begawan, March 2 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Malaysia offers its full support to Brunei Darussalam as Asean Chair this year in collectively achieving the intended deliverables, said Malaysia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein during 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 at Istana Nurul Iman.

His Majesty and Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin also discussed bilateral and regional issues of mutual importance to both countries.

Accompanying the minister were other senior officials at Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Deputy Secretary General for Bilateral Affairs Dato’ Amran Mohamed Zin; Asean-Malaysia National Secretariat Director-General Dato’ Ahmad Rozian Abdul Ghani; and South-East Asia Division Undersecretary Siti Hajjar Adnin.

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

Meanwhile, Brunei also reported one new imported case of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the national tally to 187.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, the new case is a 20-year-old man who arrived in the country from Britain on Feb. 14. The contact tracing has found no immediate contact for this case as he has been quarantined upon arrival in the country.

At present, this new case is being treated at the National Isolation Centre, where the other two active cases are being monitored, and all three patients are in stable condition.

With the detection of the latest case, a total of 46 imported cases have been confirmed since the last local infection case was found on May 6,2020. Brunei has recorded 299 days without new local infections.

A total of 602 individuals, who have arrived in the country after traveling abroad, are currently undergoing mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centers provided by the government.

There have been three deaths resulting from COVID-19 in Brunei and 181 patients have recovered. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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