The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Hisham makes two-day official visit to Brunei


KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammudd­in Tun Hussein will make an official visit to Brunei, from today (Feb 28) until Monday, at the invitation of the Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.

Foreign Ministry in a statement yesterday said Hishammudd­in is scheduled to have an audience with the Sultan and hold a meeting with Brunei Foreign Minister II Datuk Seri Setia Awang Erywan Mohd Yusof.

“The visit will afford the two closest neighbours to take stock of the progress of the on-going bilateral cooperatio­n and further enhance the post Covid19 cooperatio­n that will benefit the peoples of both countries.

“Both sides are also expected to discuss issues deliberate­d at bilateral mechanisms including Malaysia-Brunei Annual Leaders’ Consultati­on, cooperatio­n in the oil and gas sector, progress relating to Malaysia-Brunei land boundary as well as Brunei’s Chairmansh­ip of ASEAN in 2021,” it said.

This is Hishammudd­in’s first official visit to Brunei since he assumed office on March 10, 2020.

Hishammudd­in will be accompanie­d by a small delegation comprising officials from Wisma Putra and the visit will be held in full compliance with the strict Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) put in place by the government of Brunei and Malaysia.

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