VOInews, Jakarta: Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah received credentials from the new Indonesian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Achmad Ubaedillah. The acceptance took place in a credentials ceremony at Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan, Wednesday (13/09/2023). Thus, Ubaedillah is now officially in charge of representing the Indonesian government in Brunei Darussalam.
"The Indonesian Ambassador accompanied by the Deputy Head of Representation, Irwan Iding, arrived at Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan at exactly 14.00 local time. Ambassador Ubaedillah was then taken to the Facing Hall and delivered the Letters of Credence to Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam," said a written statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan received by Indonesia Window here on Thursday (14/09/2023).
In a meeting with the Sultan after the ceremony, Ubaedillah conveyed greetings from Indonesian President Joko Widodo. He conveyed the priorities of cooperative relations between the two countries, such as the labor sector and trade expansion, including halal products. He also praised the close relationship between the two countries, as well as praising the hospitality of Brunei Darussalam towards Indonesian citizens there.
"On the occasion of an audience with His Majesty His Majesty the Sultan, I also conveyed that Indonesian citizens feel Brunei as a second home. Thank you for Your Majesty's attention," he said.
Meanwhile, according to Sultan Bolkiah, Indonesian migrant workers have made a positive contribution to the development of Brunei Darussalam. He welcomed the two countries to work together in developing the halal industry and tourism. He also prayed that Indonesia will successfully hold general elections in 2024.
After the event, Ubaedillah returned to Wisma Duta, the Indonesian Embassy office in Bandar Seri Begawan. He participated in the presentation of tumpeng and prayers with the Indonesian Embassy staff, as a form of gratitude and hope for the smooth running of his duties. (VOI/Rama)