Brunei Sultan receives courtesy call from Vietnamese Prime Minister; a first meeting between the two leaders


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 and Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chính during the courtesy call. His Majesty was accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, April 25 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): 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 received a courtesy call from Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chính at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Jakarta.

Also in attendance was His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen.

His Majesty and Pham Minh Chính discussed bilateral cooperation between both countries and exchanged views on regional issues of mutual importance, including sharing of experiences in handling the Covid-19 pandemic; promoting trade and investment; as well as cooperation in agriculture and energy.

In addition, Pham Minh Chính expressed Vietnam’s full support to Brunei Darussalam as Asean Chair in 2021, towards collectively achieving the intended deliverables.

His Majesty congratulated Pham Minh Chính on his recent appointment as Prime Minister.

Pham Minh Chính was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, Minister and Chairman of the Office of the Government Tran Van Son, and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam Nguyen Quoc Dzung.

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

The courtesy call marks the first meeting between both leaders. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN
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