His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muíizzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to receive in audience members of delegation of the 12th Brunei-Singapore Exchange Programme. The audience took place at the Istana Nurul Iman. Present at the audience were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Ministerís Office and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad Bolkiah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The visitors were led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, His Excellency Mr. George Yeo. The 26-member delegation includes the Minister of Defence, the Minister of Environment and Water Resources, the Minister of Manpower and Second Minister of Defence, the Minister of Community Development, Youth and Sports and Second Minister of Trade and Industry, and Senior Minister of State Home Affairs and Law. The Singaporean delegation arrived Saturday for the three-day exchange programme.
Present at the audience were the Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Dato Paduka Haji Adanan, the Minister of Development, Pehin Dato Paduka Haji Awang Abdullah, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Retired Major General Pehin Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Mohamad, the Minister of Energy at the Prime Ministerís Office, Pehin Dato Seri Paduka Haji Awang Yahya, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pehin Dato Seri Paduka Lim Jock Seng, the Deputy Minister at the Prime Ministerís Office, Dato Paduka Haji Eusoff Agaki and the Deputy Minister of Defence, Retired Colonel Pehin Dato Paduka Haji Mohd. Yasmin. Also there were the Permanent Secretaries at the Prime Ministerís Office and ministries.
(3rd Apr 2006)