Prince lauds China's close ties with Asean

His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, yesterday co-chaired the Asean-China Post Ministerial Conference with Yang Jiechi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore.

The Foreign Ministers reviewed the progress of the dialogue relationship, discussed ways to enhance cooperation, and exchanged views on regional and international matters.

His Royal Highness noted the progress of the dialogue relations, and expressed appreciation to China for the close cooperation between Asean and the People's Republic of China.

His Royal Highness also wished China every success in hosting the forthcoming Olympic Games.

His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah, later in the evening, joined other Foreign Ministers of Asean, dialogue partners, members of the Asean Regional Forum, and spouses at the Gala Dinner hosted by George Yeo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, at the Istana Banquet Hall in Singapore. - Borneo Bulletin (24th July 2008)