Executive Session Titah

At the Executive Session of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in his titah, believes that promoting trade and addressing trade barriers will help give the people greater opportunities and benefits. His Majesty reaffirmed Brunei's commitment to the multilateral system where trade links can be enhanced for growth and development. His Majesty then added that Brunei welcomes The Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda, which includes enhancing business activities, with participation by women and youth, as well as giving priority to MSME-friendly measures.

His Majesty in his titah, expresses Brunei Darussalam's strong support to the Commonwealth's efforts in mitigating the adverse effects of climate change, especially the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy (QCC), where best practices and new collaborations can be shared and created for forest conservation, as well as the Secretary General's Blue Charter Initiative. Brunei Darussalam, in this regard, has dedicated three of her forest reserves, which represent 22 percent of the total land area.

Regarding security, His Majesty added that Brunei Darussalam welcomes Commonwealth's initiative to address new threats and challenges in the form of cybercrime, cyber terrorism and security of data, as well as the increase occurrences of violent extremism. Brunei Darussalam is committed to working with regional and international partners such as the Commonwealth, to tackle them.

His Majesty reiterates that such threats should not be attributed to any particular religion, race, nationality or ethnicity.

In tackling the matter, His Majesty strongly believes in the promotion and maintaining of values such as peace, respect, understanding, tolerance and moderation as well as to recognise and respect religious, traditional and cultural variations, and way of life.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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