His Majesty wraps up two-day official visit in Berlin

(Top) His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam bidding farewell to German officials. (Above) His Majesty greets German Ambassador to Brunei Dr Thomas Bruns (R ), before departing at the Berlin Tegel Airport yesterday. Pictures: BT/Rachel Thien

Friday, June 10, 2011

HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday afternoon departed Berlin, ending his two-day official visit here after meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier in the afternoon.

Before leaving the Hotel Adlon Kempinski, a doa selamat was read by State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz (Dr) Hj Abdul Aziz Juned.

Accompanying His Majesty on the Sultan Flight were Second Minister of Finance Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Hj Abd Rahman Hj Ibrahim, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade II Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, State Legislative Council Speaker Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Diraja Dato Laila Utama Hj Isa Pehin Datu Perdana Manteri Dato Laila Utama Hj Ibrahim, Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) RBAF Commander Major General Dato Paduka Seri Hj Aminuddin Ihsan Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Hj Abidin, and other senior officials from the Brunei government.

Present to bid His Majesty farewell at the Berlin Tegel airport was Brunei Ambassador to Germany Pehin Datu Inderasugara Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yusof Abu Bakar, German Chief of Protocol Karl-Albrecht Wokalek, German Ambassador to Brunei Dr Thomas Bruns, and other senior German and Brunei officials.

Over the past two days, the monarch met with President Christian Wulff at the Bellevue Palace where they had a working lunch, as well as Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit and Chancellor Angela Merkel.

In a previous interview with Wowereit, he said although he had many issues to discuss with His Majesty, he hoped both nations could collaborate in alternative energy, particularly in wind energy which Germany is currently delving into.

The governing mayor said Germany was also keen to share its expertise in wind energy if Brunei was interested to learn more.

During his visit here, the monarch also attended a reception ceremony with Bruneians studying and working here. — Rachel Thien

The Brunei Times
 


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