25/01/2023  Official Luncheon



His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri proceeded to Baitur Rahmah, Istana Nurul Iman together with Yang Amat Berhormat the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Yang Amat Berbahagia for the Official Luncheon, together with members of the Royal Family and the Malaysian delegation.


The Official Luncheon began with the reading of Doa Selamat by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti.


His Majesty in the titah underlined that both countries have long enjoyed close relations not only between the Royal Family and Government, but also all levels of society, which arise from similarities in history, religion, community and language. Such features, His Majesty says, have become the basis of harmony and ties of friendship that have long been enjoyed and instilled.


In the titah, His Majesty states that ASEAN plays a role in maintaining regional peace and stability, and ASEAN member states also need to continue to emphasise on the importance of ASEAN Centrality. His Majesty expresses confidence that Malaysia's leadership as the Permanent Shepherd on the ASEAN Communities Post-2025 Vision will ensure that ASEAN remains relevant in the region.


Yang Amat Berhormat in a return address expressed appreciation for His Majesty's friendship and support which will certainly improve bilateral relations.


Yang Amat Berhormat then assured that the special relation between the two countries in all fields, which is described as a commitment between two friendly nations will be sincerely implemented.


Yang Amat Berhormat and spouse as well as delegation were in the country on a two-day visit.