Brunei’s Sultan Bolkiah in Manila for state visit


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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