Prince attends AMM

His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and fellow Asean ministers yesterday morning called upon Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva before attending the opening ceremony of the 42nd Asean Ministerial Meeting (AMM) at the Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket. The ceremony was opened by the Thai premier.

The ministers attended the AMM, the Asean Retreat and the Meeting of the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (SEANFWZ) Commission. The ministerial meeting included a working lunch.

HRH outlined Brunei Darussalam's views on current Asean progress during the Retreat, expressing satisfaction with the work of the Secretariat and affirming the centrality of Asean in regional affairs.

HRH Princess Hjh Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade also attended the AMM and SEANFWZ meeting. - Borneo Bulletin (21st July 2009)