BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, April 4 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin arrived here today for a two-day official visit to Brunei.
He was greeted by Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah upon arrival at the Brunei International Airport here at 4 pm (same time as Malaysia).
The prime minister was accorded an official welcoming ceremony at the international airport.
National Anthem of Malaysia ‘Negaraku’ was played, followed by National Anthem of Brunei Darussalam ‘Allah Peliharakan Sultan’.
Then Muhyiddin inspected Guards of Honour mounted by Royal Brunei Armed Forces (Angkatan Bersenjata Diraja Brunei).
Three ministers from the Bruneian cabinet were also there to receive Muhyiddin.
They are Home Affairs Minister (Menteri Hal Ehwal Dalam Negeri) Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong.
Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office (Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri) and Second Economic and Finance Minister (Menteri Kewangan dan Ekonomi Kedua) Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah.
Second Foreign Minister (Menteri Hal Ehwal Luar Negeri Kedua) Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof.
The national anthem of Malaysia ‘Negaraku’ was played, followed by Brunei Darussalam’s national anthem ‘Allah Peliharakan Sultan’.
Muhyiddin then inspected a guard-of-honour mounted by the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.
Three ministers from the Brunei Cabinet were also there to receive Muhyiddin, including Home Affairs Minister Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong.
Also present were Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Economic and Finance Minister Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah and Second Foreign Minister Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof.
Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein was also there to welcome the prime minister.
The official visit is held at the invitation of Sultan of Brunei Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.
Muhyiddin undertakes the official visit in conjunction with the 23rd Malaysia-Brunei Darussalam Annual Leaders’ Consultation.
The prime minister will have a meeting with His Majesty at Istana Nurul Iman here tomorrow morning before they proceed with the annual leaders’ consultation at the same palace.
The annual meeting provides an opportunity for both leaders to discuss post-COVID-19 cooperation.