Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - October 20, 2023
His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, hosted a significant meeting in Riyadh today, bringing together two prominent leaders from different corners of the globe. The esteemed guest was none other than Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam, as part of their participation in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.
The historic encounter between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah marked a critical juncture for the enhancement of bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Brunei. During their meeting, both leaders discussed a wide array of topics, focusing on ways to develop and strengthen ties in various fields.
The distinguished gathering included notable figures from both sides. On the Saudi Arabian side, the following key individuals were in attendance: Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State and Cabinet Member Prince Turki bin Mohammad bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Sports Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of the National Guard Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah.
The delegation representing Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam added a significant diplomatic presence to the summit, highlighting the importance of these intercontinental discussions.
As the GCC and ASEAN regions continue to strengthen their connections and foster international cooperation, this meeting underscored the commitment of both Saudi Arabia and Brunei to promoting peace, stability, and mutually beneficial partnerships on a global scale. The engagement between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah demonstrates the significance of diplomacy and collaboration between nations to address common challenges and seize opportunities for growth and prosperity.