By Azlan Othman
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday presented letters of credentials to five new Brunei diplomats to friendly nations and received letters of appointments from three newly-appointed foreign envoys to the country. The ceremony was held at Istana Nurul Iman.
His Majesty presented letters of credentials to Dato Paduka Hj Ali B. Hj Hassan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brunei to the Federal Republic of Germany, and Dato Paduka Hj Abdul Mokti B. Hj Mohd Daud, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brunei to the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan.
His Majesty also presented the letters of credentials to Hj Mohammad Mahdi B. Pehin Orang Kaya Digadong Seri Diraja Dato Laila Utama Hj Abdul Rahman, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brunei to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Pg. Hj Yunus B. Pg Hj Mahmud, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brunei to Belgium, and Pehin Datu Harimaupadang Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awg Hj Husin B. Ahmad, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brunei to the Republic of Indonesia.
His Majesty granted an audience to the five new ambassadors.
Meanwhile, His Majesty received letters of appointments of new ambassadors to Brunei. They are German Bejarano Garcia, Ambassador of Spain to Brunei, Klavs Arnoldi Holm, Ambassador of Denmark to Brunei and Ahmed Amaziane, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Brunei. His Majesty later held separate audiences with the three new envoys.
Meanwhile, His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei Darussalam, also granted audiences to the three newly-appointed ambassadors to the country at Balai Penghadapan, Bukit Kayangan.
His Royal Highness welcomed the three new envoys and discussed bilateral matters. German Bejarano Garcia and Ahmed Amaziane are based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia while Klavs Arnoldi Holm is based in Singapore.
- Borneo Bulletin
(13th Apr 2006)