President Jokowi Welcomes Sultan of Brunei at Bogor Palace
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Thursday (3/5) welcomed Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, H.M. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah along with H.M. Duli Raja Istri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha at Bogor Palace, West Java.
The cannon boomed 21 times followed by national anthem of both countries marked the arrival the Sultan Bolkiah and his entourage. President Jokowi and Sultan Bolkiah then did a photo session and plant a Trees of Peace (Barringtonia asiatica) at the backyard of the Palace.
The two leaders then continued to conduct a tête-à-tête meeting followed by a bilateral Meeting and a State Lunch.
It is an honor for us to welcome His Excellency Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in Indonesia, the President said in his remarks.
President Jokowi also expressed his appreciation to Sultan of Brunei for good cooperation between two countries in all areas.
In the meantime, Sultan of Brunei explained that his visit to Indonesia was a reciprocate visit following the attendance of President Jokowi in the 50th anniversary of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiahs accession to the thrones in October 2017 in Brunei Darussalam. The Sultan also expressed his hope to continue strengthening friendship betwen two countries.
For the record, diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam began on January 1, 1984. Since then, the bilateral cooperation between two countries has been very well in various fields and levels. The close cooperation in politics has become a strong foundation for strengthening cooperation in other areas, such as economy, trade, and employment.
Therefore, during this visit, the two leaders were committed to promoting cooperation between two countries by exploring more potential areas, such as trade and investment.
Attending the event were Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy and Minister of Manpower Hanif Dhakiri. (FID / AGG/ES) (STU/EP/Naster)