Opening Ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, yesterday morning attended the Opening Ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit; Retreat Session of the 34th ASEAN Summit; and a Luncheon hosted by the Prime Minister of Thailand. Accompanying His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen.

Upon arriving at The Athenee Hotel, His Majesty together with the other ASEAN Heads of State and Government proceeded for the Opening Ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit, which took place at the Crystal Hall.

The Opening Ceremony began with a choir performance of the ASEAN Anthem followed by the Opening Statement of His Excellency Retired General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand as Chairman of ASEAN.

The ASEAN Heads of State and Government and delegates then watched a cultural performance entitled "Vivid ASEAN."

The Leaders of ASEAN then watched a video on the "ASEAN Centre of Military Medicine" and the "ASEAN Satellite Warehouse in Chainat Province under the Emergency Logistics System for ASEAN," which was then launched together by the ASEAN leaders.

At the end of the Ceremony, His Majesty then joined the other leaders of ASEAN and the ASEAN Secretary-General for a group photograph session.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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