Prince receives Dr Surin
By Jason Leong

His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, yesterday received Dr Surin Pitsuwan, the new Secretary-General of Asean at the Balai Penghadapan, Bukit Kayangan. His Royal Highness welcomed the Secretary-General and discussed the work of Asean and a number of regional and international affairs. Secretary-General Pitsuwan is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand and took up his current position on January 7, 2008. He is based in Jakarta and is in the country to attend the Special Meeting of the Asean Directors-General. - Borneo Bulletin (17th Jan 2008)