His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam left the United Arab Emirate late last night on completion of a three-day state visit. Before departure, doa selamat was read by the State Mufti, Pehin Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Abdul Aziz.
Present at the Dubai International Airport was His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al-Mansouri, Minister for Development Sector of the United Arab Emirate and senior government officers. Also there was Brunei Darussalam Ambassador to the Emirate, His Excellency Dato Paduka Haji Adnan bin Haji Zainal.
His Majesty’s visit was described as a landmark trip. Tuesday morning, His Majesty consented to visit the Dubai Police Academy. His Majesty’s arrival there was welcomed by the Commander of the Dubai Police, Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim. His Majesty also inspected a guard of honour and followed by the national anthem of both countries. Various performances were also held at the drill ground including a parade, rescue operation by women police and anti-demonstration drill. His Majesty also witnessed a shooting demonstration by students of the Police Academy and later visited the Complex of the Security and Science Administration Institute. His Majesty later visited the 51-floor tower of the Emirate. The Brunei Monarch was given a briefing at the 44th floor on the current mega project including the ICT technology, media, entertainment, health care, real estate and other developments carried out by the Dubai authorities.
At Za’abeel Palace in Dubai, His Majesty held a four-eye meeting with His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Deputy President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirate who is also the Ruler of Dubai. Both leaders discussed ways of strengthening cooperation. During the meeting, His Majesty expressed his appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Mohammad for the warm welcome accorded to His Majesty and delegation.
(19th Apr 2006)