His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam consented to receive letters of appointment from four incoming diplomats of foreign nations yesterday afternoon at the Istana Nurul Iman, RTB reported.
His Majesty first consented to receive the letter of appointment of the newly appointed High Commissioner of the Republic of Bangladesh, Mr Mohamad Hedayetul Islam Chowdhury, 56. He was the ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka prior to this appointment.
Next to present the letter of appointment to His Majesty was the newly appointed Ambassador of Cambodia, Mr Nan Sy, 42. He had served as the Special Envoy to Mr. Samdech Krom Preah, speaker of the House, and the President of Funcinpec Party, which he held since 2003.
Then, His Majesty received the letter of appointment from the newly-appointed non-residential ambassador of Austria, Dr Donatus Kock, 53. He had served as the Director, Citizen Service Division, since October 2000, and is based in Kuala Lumpur. His Majesty also received the letter of appointment from the newly appointed High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea, Mr Damien Dominic Gamiandu, 56. He is also Papua New Guinea's ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines.
His Majesty later consented to receive in four separate audiences the four newly-appointed envoys to the Sultanate.
His Majesty first received in audience the newly appointed High Commissioner of the Republic of Bangladesh to Brunei Darussalam, Mr Mohamad Hedayetul Islam Chowdhury. He had served as the Secretary at the Rural Development and Cooperative Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives of Dhaka, from 2003 to 2005.
His Majesty then consented to receive in audience the newly appointed Ambassador of Cambodia, Mr Nan Sy, who was the Deputy General Secretary of Funcinpec Party in 2003.
This was followed by an audience to Ambassador of Austria Dr Donatus Kock, who was attached to the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs since September 1999.
His Majesty also consented to receive in audience the newly appointed High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea Damien Dominic Gamiandu, who had served as the director general at the Diplomatic and Consular Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 1999 to 2003.
Present at the audiences were Minister of Education Pehin Dato Awang Hj Abdul Rahman, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pehin Dato Awang Lim Jock Seng, Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office, Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Abu Bakar, and Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hj Sofry bin Hj Abdul Ghafor.
- Borneo Bulletin
(30th May 2006)