Abg Johari leads state delegation for bilateral meeting in Brunei


Abang Johari (seated centre from left) flanked on his right by Douglas and Awang Tengah at the bilateral meeting with Ali Apong flanked by Dr Mat Suny and Erywan.


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei: Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg led a top-level delegation for a two-day working visit to Brunei aimed at enhancing bilateral cooperation between Sarawak and the sultanate.

The delegation included Abang Johari’s wife Datin Patinggi Dato Haji Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Haji Bujang, deputy chief ministers Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan and State Secretary Tan Sri Mohd Morshidi Abdul Gani, accompanied by government officials from the respective departments and agencies.

They arrived in Brunei on Tuesday and were welcomed by Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom Pengiran Bahar and officers from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Malaysia High Commission.

The state delegation attended a bilateral ministerial meeting with their counterparts on Wednesday morning as a follow-up on the proposed cooperation in agriculture, tourism, energy and other areas of mutual interests.

This was followed by the bilateral ministerial meeting at Empire Hotel was chaired by Brunei’s Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, Dato Seri Seri Haji Ali Apong on Wednesday.

Also in attendance were Second Foreign and Trade Minister Erywan Yusof and Minister of Energy Dr Mat Suny Mohd Hussein and officials from the ministries.

Abang Johari, Douglas and Awang Tengah will be granted an audience with the Sultan and Prime Minister of Brunei, HRH Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah at Istana Nurul Iman in the afternoon.

The Sarawak delegation will also visit the arts and handicraft training centre before leaving for home.