SINGAPORE: Brunei's crown prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah will make an official visit to Singapore from Wednesday (Aug 3) to Friday, at the invitation of Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean.
The crown prince, who is also a senior minister at Brunei's Prime Minister’s Office, will lead a delegation to the 8th Singapore-Brunei Young Leaders’ Programme (YLP), said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
Launched in 2013, the programme is a key platform for young Singaporean and Bruneian leaders to interact and build ties with one another, the ministry added.
The crown prince will be accompanied by his wife and their three children. Other members of the Brunei delegation include a number of ministers and senior officials from the Brunei Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Public Service Department.
"His Royal Highness’ visit, the first since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reaffirms the excellent and close ties between Singapore and Brunei," said MFA in a press statement.
It added that both sides will discuss ways to further strengthen bilateral ties in the coming years.
During his visit, the crown prince and his family will be hosted to lunch by President Halimah Yacob and her husband Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will separately host lunch for the crown prince and members of his delegation.
MFA said a welcome dinner will be hosted by Mr Teo and Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong.
The crown prince will also visit Victoria School and Victoria Hall, Our Tampines Hub and its integrated public service centre, as well as Changi Naval Base.