His Majesty at ABAC Dialogue Session
Hakim Hayat in Beijing, China

HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and other leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) yesterday attended the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Dialogue Session.

His Majesty was welcomed on arrival at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing, China by Jiang Zengwei, President of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT).

At the Plenary Session of the ABAC Dialogue With Leaders, His Majesty and other APEC leaders listened to a report presented by Ning Gaoming, Chairman of ABAC 2014.

This was followed by a speech by President of the Peopleís Republic of China Xi Jinping, as Chairman of the APEC Economic Leadersí Meeting (AELM) 2014.

According to a press release from the Prime Ministerís Office (PMO), the session discussed recommendations to deepen regional economic integration; promote infrastructure growth and sustainable development, foster small, medium and micro-enterprise development and entrepreneurship; and promote the development and integration of financial markets.

His Majesty was accompanied by Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim, Minister of Finance II at the Prime Ministerís Office and Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade II. - Borneo Bulletin (11 November 2014)