Crown Prince attends luncheon hosted by Philippine President
By M K Anwar

His Royal Highness Prince Hj 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 consented to attend a luncheon hosted by the President of the Republic of the Philippines, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the Fort Bonifacio.

The luncheon was held in honour of Their Royal Highnesses' visit to the Republic of the Philippines at the invitation of the President.

Upon arrival at the function, Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed by President Arroyo.

During the luncheon, His Royal Highness and the President exchanged views on bilateral cooperation between Brunei and the Philippines.

His Royal Highness also hoped that the visit to the Philippines would enhance the existing close relationship between the two countries.

Also present at the function were Noli de Castro, the Vice President of the Philippines and Prince Abdul Qawi.

While in the Philippines, His Royal Highness also took part in the World Pool Championships. - Borneo Bulletin (8th Nov 2007)