Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah to visit Singapore

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (pic) will make a two-day state visit to Singapore on Wednesday (Aug 24).

This is his fifth state visit here, his last being in 2017.

Sultan Bolkiah will be accompanied by his wife, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha, as well as members of the royal family, Bruneian ministers and senior officials.

They will receive a ceremonial welcome at the Istana and meet with President Halimah Yacob, who will also host a state banquet in their honour.

They will also meet with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong during their visit.

The Sultan and his wife will have a new orchid hybrid, the Dendrobium Hassanal Saleha, named in their honour, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Sultan Bolkiah will also make a visit to Sembawang Air Base, hosted by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen.

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