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Brunei sultan to visit PH for SEA Games, meet with Duterte

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By Genalyn Kabiling

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei is scheduled to pay an official visit to the Philippines this weekend and hold a bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday.

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (C) attends an event in Bandar Seri Begawan on April 3, 2019. - Brunei's sultan called for Islamic teachings in the country to be strengthened as strict new sharia punishments, including death by stoning for gay sex and adultery, were due to come into force on April 3. (Photo by - / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (Photo by – / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

The closed-door meeting between the two leaders will be held in Malacañang.

Duterte and Bolkiah met recently in South Korea. They were among the leaders who attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Republic of Korea commemorative summit in Busan early this week.

Bolkiah is also expected to show support for Brunei’s delegation participating in the regional sports tournament during his visit to the country. Some members of the Brunei royal family are part of Brunei’s athlete contingent to the games.

Bolkiah is expected to leave the country on Dec. 1.

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