Xi lauds Sultanís contributions to Apec
Hakim Hayat in Beijing, China

HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam received praises from the President of the Peopleís Republic of China for his relentless support to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) at the closing of the annual gathering of the 21-member Pacific-rim countries in Beijing yesterday.

Following a titah His Majesty delivered at the Second Retreat Session of the 22nd Apec Economic Leadersí Meeting (AELM), President Xi Jinping congratulated His Majesty and expressed his appreciation to the monarch for being the only leader from Apec who has continuously attended the AELM since its inception 25 years ago.

President Xi Jinping also expressed his appreciation to His Majesty for valuable contributions made to the bloc that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. - Borneo Bulletin (12 November 2014)