On Monday, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob flew from Kuala Lumpur and arrived at 8:30 at the Brunei International airport for an official visit. The two-day visit is his first after becoming the prime minister in August. On Tuesday, Sultan Hasanal Bolkiah is scheduled to meet Datuk Seri Ismail.
PM’s wife Datin Seri Muhaini Zainal Abidin and PM Ismail were welcomed by Brunei’s Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah and Pengiran Anak Puteri Masna upon arrival at Brunei International Airport at 8.30 pm. A welcoming ceremony was planned at the international airport to welcome the prime minister. A national anthem from Malaysia was followed by one from Brunei Darussalam, ‘Allah Peliharakan Sultan’.
After inspecting the guard of honor, the prime minister was received by members of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. Besides Mr. Ismail, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, Senior Works Minister Fadillah Yusof, and Federal Territories Minister Shahidan Kassim have accompanied him.
Malaysia and Brunei are expected to discuss the vaccinated travel lane by air between the two countries, among other bilateral issues. Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his entourage will leave on Tuesday at 5:30 for Kuala Lumpur.