His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda, the 16th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, along with Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Maimunah Iskandariah, arrived in Brunei Darussalam, accompanied by members of the Malaysian royal family.
The royal couple and their entourage arrived at 9:30 p.m. via the Labu Control Post in the Temburong District. They were warmly welcomed by Brunei’s Minister of Home Affairs, Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman, and Minister of Development, Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Muhammad Juanda bin Haji Abdul Rashid, as well as Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, Dato’ Raja Reza bin Raja Zaib Shah.
During their journey, the royal delegation took the opportunity to greet people along the way and paused for a photograph at the Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Bridge. Subsequently, they proceeded to The Empire Hotel Brunei, where they were welcomed by His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman, along with His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah binti Pengiran Haji Bolkiah.
This visit is part of the ‘Kembara Kenali Borneo’ tour, scheduled from September 3 to 13, covering a distance of 2,154 kilometers along the Pan Borneo Highway.
Today, the Malaysian Agong is expected to perform Friday prayers at Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah in Brunei as part of this special visit.
The visit reflects the strong and enduring ties between Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam and serves as a symbol of diplomatic goodwill and friendship between the two nations. It also provides an opportunity for cultural exchange and further strengthening of bilateral relations.