HIS Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Ministerís Office, yesterday arrived in the State of Kuwait for a five-day Official Visit.
Upon arrival at the Amiri Terminal, Kuwait International Airport, His Royal Highness was greeted by His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait.
His Royal Highness was then introduced by the Manager of the Diwan of His Highness the Crown Prince to Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs; Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Lt General (Rtd) Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence; Dr Abdulmohsen Medeij Al-Medeij, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce and Industry; Military Commanders; Khalid Sulaiman Al-Jarallah, Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Abdou Lahad Mbacke, Ambassador of Senegal to the State of Kuwait, Dean of Diplomatic Corps; and Counsellor Nasser Abdullah Mishari Al-Rawdhwan, Head of Mission of Honour as Minister-In-Attendance.
His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait was introduced to the Brunei Darussalam delegation.
Also welcoming His Royal Highness was Pengiran Haji Mustapha bin Pengiran Haji Aliuddin, Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to the State of Kuwait.
His Royal Highness and the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait then proceeded to receive a Salute of Honour. The National Anthem of Brunei Darussalam was played followed by the National Anthem of the State of Kuwait.
His Royal Highness and the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait then proceeded to the Reception Hall and His Royal Highness later boarded a motorcade towards Bayan Palace, where His Royal Highness will reside throughout the visit.
Accompanying His Royal Highness the Crown Prince was Dato Paduka Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong, Deputy Minister at the Prime Ministerís Office.
Brunei Darussalam and the State of Kuwait established diplomatic relations on May 1, 1990 and have developed various cooperation, among others, in the areas of economic and technical, trade, air services as well as in oil and gas.
Before departing Brunei yesterday morning, a Doa Selamat was read by Pehin Datu Imam Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Hamid bin Bakal.
Present at His Majesty the Sultanís Hangar to bid farewell to His Royal Highness were Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Cheterias; Cabinet Ministers; the Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces; the Commissioner of Police; Permanent Secretaries at the Prime Ministerís Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Ministry of Education.
- Borneo Bulletin
(10 March 2014)