Recently, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and President Rodrigo Duterte discussed strengthening cooperation of two countries. It included defense exchanges, collaboration, and campaign against illegal drugs.
Moreover, Brunei had a “crucial role” in “peace and development in Mindanao” as well as trade and investment in agriculture.
Bolkiah attended an activity at Rizal Monument and welcome ceremony in Malacañang Palace.There was also bilateral talks and a state banquet in honor for the Brunei’s president.
It was Brunei’s first state visit to the Philippines under the Duterte administration!