Crown Prince attends the German Film Festival of the 2006 FIFA World Cup

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Salleh Ab’ Rahaman consented to attend the German Film Festival in conjunction of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The function took in Jerudong, last night.

0n arrival, His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness were welcomed at the Empire Cinema by the German Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, His Excellency Mr Conrad Cappell and Mrs Lilo Cappell. Also present was His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Malek.

In his speech, the German Ambassador among other touch on the motto of this year world cup which is ‘A Time To Make Friend”.

His Royal Highness then consented to officially open the German Film Festival. Thirty two teams will compete for the 18th FIFA World Cup in Germany. This will be the second time for the republic to play host the biggest football event after 1974.

At the ceremony, their Royal Highnesses consented to receive a pasambah from the ambassador and wife.

The Film Festival is being organized by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of German in Brunei Darussalam in conjunction with the upcoming FIFA World Cup to be held in German from 9th of June until 9th of July 2006.

Starting tomorrow to 12th of this month, the German Film Festival will be aired to public and feature films about football entitle, The Miracle of Berne, The Champions and Depth of Field with English subtitles. According to the organizer five viewers will have the chance to win a 2006 World Cup Football which will be presented by the ambassador after the completion of the Film Festival. (9th Feb 2006)