HHis Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday consented to attend the Retreat Sessions I and II of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
According to a press release issued by the Prime Minister's Office, Commonwealth leaders continued their discussion at the sessions on the theme of this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and considered how individual countries could address pressing issues, as well as building resilience as a global community in meeting challenges ahead.
With regards to building peace and sustainability, leaders encouraged greater cooperation among members and active participation at all levels.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government also continued their discussion on the report of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG), "A Commonwealth for the People; Time for Urgent Reform", which outlines recommendations for the reform in the Commonwealth to make sure that it is a more effective institution, responsive to members' needs, and capable of tackling the significant global challenges of the 21st century.
In the afternoon, His Majesty consented to attend a luncheon at the Frasers Restaurant, Kings Park, Perth. The luncheon was hosted by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard as Chair of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
The Retreat Sessions of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting were held at the State Reception Centre, Kings Park, Perth.
His Majesty also consented to attend an official dinner last night hosted by the Australian Prime Minister and Mr Tim Mathieson in honour of the Heads of Government attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and their spouses.
Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted by the Australian Prime Minister and Mr Mathieson. The dinner was held at the Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia, Perth.
- Borneo Bulletin
(30th Octopber 2011)