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Crown Prince receives envoys

HIS Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Ministerís Office, yesterday morning received in audience Brunei Darussalamís newly-appointed High Commissioners and Ambassadors. His Royal Highness also received newly-appointed Ambassadors to Brunei Darussalam.

His Royal Highness first received in audience the newly-appointed Brunei Darussalamís High Commissioners and Ambassadors, a press release stated.

Dato Paduka Haji Alaihuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Digadong Seri Lela Dato Seri Utama Haji Awang Mohd Taha, Brunei Darussalamís High Commissioner to Malaysia, received his Letter of Credence on September 13. He previously served as the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications.

Colonel (Rtd) Pengiran Haji Kamal Bashah bin Pengiran Haji Ahmad, Brunei Darussalamís High Commissioner to Canada, received his Letter of Credence on September 13. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer at the Royal Brunei Technical Services (RBTS) and also served 31 years in the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF).

Colonel (Rtd) Nooradin bin Haji Yaíakob, Brunei Darussalamís Ambassador to Jordan, received his Letter of Credence on September 13. He previously served as the Director of the National Maritime Coordination Centre (NMCC) at the Prime Ministerís Office and also served 32 years in the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF).

Haji Mahadi bin Haji Maidin, Brunei Darussalamís non-resident Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, received his Letter of Credence on September 13. He previously served as a Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

His Royal Highness later granted separate audiences to the newly-appointed Ambassadors to Brunei Darussalam.

Amphay Kindavong, Ambassador of the Lao Peopleís Democratic Republic (LPDR) to Brunei Darussalam, presented his Letter of Credence to His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on September 13. He previously served as the Deputy Director General, Asia-Pacific and Africa Department at LPDRís Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Noriki Iki, Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam, presented her Letter of Credence to His Majesty on September 13. She previously served as the Director General at the Tokyo Labour Bureau at Japanís Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Loan Forgeron, Ambassador of the Republic of France to Brunei Darussalam, presented her Letter of Credence to His Majesty on September 13. She previously served in the Audit Department of the Republic of Franceís Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ceremony took place at Qashr Al-Meezaan. - Borneo Bulletin (18 September 2014)


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