Brunei Sultan, Aquino promote stability

Bolkiah_Aquino_cheersBruneian flags waved alongside their Filipino counterparts across Makati on April 15 welcoming Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei on his two-day trip to the Philippines.

Philippine President Benigno Aqunio III met with the Brunei Sultan on April 16 at Malacanang Palace, confirming that the two leaders would work with the region to resolve territorial conflict in the South China Sea and promote economic stability.

Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei, who is chairing ASEAN in 2013, said that the Sultanate would “continue to work closely with the Philippines towards achieving concrete outcomes in economic growth and social progress, and in promoting regional peace and stability.”

Sultan Bolkiah’s visit comes just one week before ASEAN leaders converge on Bandar Seri Begawan, the Bruneian capital, for the 22nd summit on April 24 and 25.

During his luncheon with President Aquino, Sultan Bolkiah vowed to maintain peace in Southeast Asia and recognised the Aquino administration’s peace framework agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, signed in October 2012.

Sultan Bolkiah and President Aquino did not use the bilateral meeting to discuss the Sabah incident, involving a rebel group from the Sulu archipelago associated with the Sultan of Sulu.

The Philippine military has purportedly tapped and blocked phone and mobile numbers used by higher members of the Royal Family of the Sultanate of Sulu starting with the visit from the Brunei Sultan.

 



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Bruneian flags waved alongside their Filipino counterparts across Makati on April 15 welcoming Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei on his two-day trip to the Philippines. Philippine President Benigno Aqunio III met with the Brunei Sultan on April 16 at Malacanang Palace, confirming that the two leaders would work with the region to resolve territorial conflict in the South China Sea and promote economic stability. Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei, who is chairing ASEAN in 2013, said that the Sultanate would “continue to work closely with the Philippines towards achieving concrete outcomes in economic growth and social progress, and in promoting...

Bolkiah_Aquino_cheersBruneian flags waved alongside their Filipino counterparts across Makati on April 15 welcoming Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei on his two-day trip to the Philippines.

Philippine President Benigno Aqunio III met with the Brunei Sultan on April 16 at Malacanang Palace, confirming that the two leaders would work with the region to resolve territorial conflict in the South China Sea and promote economic stability.

Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei, who is chairing ASEAN in 2013, said that the Sultanate would “continue to work closely with the Philippines towards achieving concrete outcomes in economic growth and social progress, and in promoting regional peace and stability.”

Sultan Bolkiah’s visit comes just one week before ASEAN leaders converge on Bandar Seri Begawan, the Bruneian capital, for the 22nd summit on April 24 and 25.

During his luncheon with President Aquino, Sultan Bolkiah vowed to maintain peace in Southeast Asia and recognised the Aquino administration’s peace framework agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, signed in October 2012.

Sultan Bolkiah and President Aquino did not use the bilateral meeting to discuss the Sabah incident, involving a rebel group from the Sulu archipelago associated with the Sultan of Sulu.

The Philippine military has purportedly tapped and blocked phone and mobile numbers used by higher members of the Royal Family of the Sultanate of Sulu starting with the visit from the Brunei Sultan.

 



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