• Brunei’s Sultan Bolkiah in Manila for state visit

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    SULTAN VISITS Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (top right) of Brunei arrives in Manila ahead of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit. Bolkiah, who will be welcomed as a state visitor today, will lay a wreath at Rizal Park in the morning before a formal reception in Malacañang. PHOTO BY ROGER RAÑADA

    Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei arrived in Manila on Wednesday for a state visit ahead of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nation (Asean) Summit on April 29.

    Bolkiah will lead a wreath-laying ceremony at the Rizal Park on Thursday morning before he is accorded formal welcome rites in Malacañang.

    He will hold a bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte and witness the signing of agreements.

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo is also set to arrive for a state visit on Friday and will also hold bilateral talks with Duterte in Malacañang.

    Widodo is expected to join the President in the launch of the Davao-General Santos-Bitung Roll-on Roll-off sea linkage route in Davao City on April 30.

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