Audience Ceremony and Junjung Ziarah from State Dignitaries and Diplomats

After performing the Sunat Hari Raya Aidilfitri Prayers, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam consented to receive in audience state dignitaries and diplomats from friendly nations and to receive their junjung ziarah. The audience and junjung ziarah ceremony took place at Istana Nurul Iman.

It's a tradition that His Majesty and Her Majesty consented to receive in audience the state dignitaries on every 1st Syawal. The presence of diplomats from friendly nations today manifests Brunei Darussalam image and prestige in the area of international relations.

Also present were His Majesty's brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab'Rahman; His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji 'Abdul 'Azim; His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah; and His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Wakeel.

Also in attendance were Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna; and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam and His Majesty's grandchildren as well as other members of the royal family.

His Majesty's guests included Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran-Pengiran Cheteria, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Councils, Deputy Ministers, diplomats from friendly nations, Permanent Secretaries, Senior Government Officials and their wives. At the auspicious Muslims victory day audience, His Majesty and Her Majesty Raja Isteri as well as other members of the Royal Household consented to receive Hari Raya Aidil Fitri greetings from the guests.

The presence of diplomats from friendly nations manifested the involvement and status of Brunei Darussalam in the international arena.

Meanwhile, Istana Nurul Iman will be open to the public for three days starting tomorrow, from 10 in the morning until 12 noon and again from 2 to 4 in the afternoon for the public to convey their Hari Raya greetings to their beloved monarch and members of the royal family.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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