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PRESS RELEASE : OFFICIAL VISIT OF PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA YAB TUN DR. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD TO BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, 2-3 SEPTEMBER 2018

OFFICIAL VISIT OF PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA

YAB TUN DR. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD TO BRUNEI DARUSSALAM,

2-3 SEPTEMBER 2018

 

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad will undertake an Official Visit to Brunei Darussalam from 2 to 3 September 2018. This would be his second official visit to Southeast Asian countries as part of his introductory visit to the region since his resumption of the Prime Minister’s position on 10 May 2018. His first official visit to Southeast Asian countries was to Indonesia on 29 - 30 June 2018. YAB Prime Minister and spouse will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah and officials from the Prime Minister’s Office as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

During the visit, YAB Prime Minister will have an audience with Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah followed by a Luncheon hosted by His Majesty. YAB Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet the Malaysian community in Brunei Darussalam.

 

The visit will provide a platform for the two Leaders to further strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation. It would also allow Malaysia to highlight the government’s latest policies and its stand particularly on issues of mutual concern. Furthermore, both Leaders would have the opportunity to exchange views on regional and global issues that are of common interest to both countries.

 

Brunei Darussalam is one of Malaysia’s closest and important neighbours. Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah was the first foreign Leader to have paid a private visit to Malaysia to personally congratulate YAB Prime Minister after assuming the position on 10 May 2018. In 2017, Malaysia’s total trade with Brunei Darussalam amounted to US$1.14 billion, an increase of 70 percent compared to US$0.67 billion in 2016, making it Malaysia’s 35th largest trading partner globally and 7th largest trading partner in ASEAN.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

1 September 2018