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STATE VISIT OF
HIS MAJESTY SERI PADUKA BAGINDA THE YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG AL-SULTAN ABDULLAH RI'AYATUDDIN AL-MUSTAFA BILLAH SHAH IBNI ALMARHUM SULTAN HAJI AHMAD SHAH AL-MUSTA’IN BILLAH AND
HER MAJESTY SERI PADUKA BAGINDA THE RAJA PERMAISURI AGONG TUNKU HAJAH AZIZAH AMINAH MAIMUNAH ISKANDARIAH BINTI ALMARHUM AL-MUTAWAKKIL ALALLAH SULTAN ISKANDAR AL-HAJ TO NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
18 – 20 AUGUST 2019
His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah will be undertaking a State Visit to Negara Brunei Darussalam on 18 – 20 August 2019. This will be His Majesty’s first State Visit after being installed as the XVI Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 30 July 2019.
His Majesty will be accompanied by Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj. Their Majesties’ delegation will include Minister of Foreign Affairs, YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah as Minister in Attendance, as well as senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Istana Negara and the Prime Minister’s Department.
The programmes arranged for the State Visit will include State Welcoming Ceremony, an Audience and a Royal Banquet hosted by Sultan and the Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, at Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan.
During the Audience, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah has consented to confer the Royal Family Order of the Crown of Brunei or Darjah Kerabat Mahkota Brunei (D.K.M.B.), Brunei Darussalam's highest honour to His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Most Esteemed Family Order of Brunei or Darjah Kerabat Laila Utama Yang Amat Dihormati (D.K.) to Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong. Meanwhile, His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong has also consented to confer the Most Exalted Order of the Crown of the Realm or Darjah Utama Seri Mahkota Negara (D.M.N.) to Her Majesty Paduka Seri Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Binti Almarhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam.
Their Majesties have also consented to attend a Dinner with Malaysian diaspora in Negara Brunei Darussalam and are scheduled to visit historical sites and Government Departments in Bandar Seri Begawan.
The State Visit is a special visit that will further strengthen the existing close relationship between the two countries, which shares a common deep-rooted Islamic values and Malay cultures.
The State Visit is also a reminiscence of the historic visit by His Majesty Al-Sultan Abdullah’s father, Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar, who was the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia to undertake a State Visit to Negara Brunei Darussalam immediately after Negara Brunei Darussalam gained its independence in 1984.
17 AUGUST 2019
SITUATION IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Malaysia notes that the United Nations Security Council is deliberating the recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, has expressed Malaysia’s position on the issue in a statement of 8th August 2019.
Malaysia underscores the importance of a peaceful resolution for Jammu and Kashmir through dialogues and consultations in the interest of maintaining peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
In this context, Malaysia supports all efforts and initiatives that are aimed at achieving a just and durable solution to this issue, and that will uphold the interest of all concerned parties, in particular those of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
16 AUGUST 2019
THE FRENCH MINISTER OF STATE ATTACHED TO THE MINISTER FOR EUROPE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS CONVEYS FRANCE’S APPRECIATION FOR MALAYSIA’S RELENTLESS EFFORTS TO LOCATE NORA ANNE QUOIRIN
YB Senator Dato’ Hj Marzuki Hj Yahya, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia received a telephone call from His Excellency Jean-Baptise Lemoyne, Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France on 15 August 2019.
The French Minister expressed his gratitude to Malaysia, in particular to the Malaysian authorities for the relentless efforts to locate Nora Anne Quoirin, following her disappearance from the Dusun Eco Resort in Seremban on 4 August 2019 until the discovery of her remains on 13 August 2019.
YB Senator Dato’ Hj Marzuki Hj Yahya extended to His Excellency Jean-Baptise Lemoyne Malaysia’s sympathies and deepest condolences on the demise of the late Nora Anne Quoirin.
16 August 2019
WORKING VISIT BY YAB PRIME MINISTER TO THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
IN CONJUCTION WITH
SINGAPORE BICENTENNIAL NATIONAL DAY PARADE
9 AUGUST 2019, SINGAPORE
YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia will undertake a Working Visit to the Republic of Singapore on 9 August 2019, at the invitation of His Excellency Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore in conjunction with Singapore Bicentennial National Day Parade on 9 August 2019.
YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be accompanied by YABhg Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali; YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Foreign Minister of Malaysia; and senior officials from the Prime Minister’s Office as well as Wisma Putra.
The ceremony will also be attended by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam and President Joko Widodo from the Republic of Indonesia.
The Bicentennial National Day Parade 2019 is a historic event to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Stamford Raffles’ arrival in Singapore. The visit symbolises the close bilateral relations between the countries. Malaysia and Singapore enjoy 54 years of diplomatic ties and have maintained good relations as closest neighbours, as well as partners in ASEAN.
8 AUGUST 2019
BY PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA, H.E. MR. JOKO WIDODO
TO MALAYSIA, 8 – 9 AUGUST 2019
Malaysia will be hosting an Official Visit by His Excellency Mr. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia on 8 – 9 August 2019. This is the first Official Visit abroad by President Joko Widodo after having been re-elected for the second term in the Presidential Election on 17 April 2019. The President will be accompanied by his spouse, H.E. Madam Iriana Joko Widodo, as well as by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, other Cabinet Ministers and senior officials.
The visit is expected to strengthen the existing strong bilateral relations between Malaysia and Indonesia. The Official Welcoming Ceremony will be held in the morning of 9 August 2019 at Perdana Square, Putrajaya. YAB Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo will hold a meeting to discuss bilateral issues and cooperation, as well as exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest. YAB Prime Minister and YABhg. Tun Siti Hasmah will host an Official Luncheon in honour of H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo and H.E. Madam Iriana Joko Widodo at Seri Perdana.
Indonesia is Malaysia’s 9th largest trading partner globally and 3rd largest trading partner among ASEAN member states after Singapore and Thailand. In 2018, total trade between the two countries was recorded at RM72.02 billion (USD17.85 billion), an increase of 7.4% in comparison with RM71.51 billion (USD16.62 billion) in 2017.
8 August 2019