Brunei Darussalam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah is scheduled for a state visit to Bangladesh from 15 to 17 October.
The sultan will make the visit upon an invitation from the prime minister and the president of Bangladesh and this is his first visit to the country, said Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen during a press conference at the foreign ministry on Tuesday (11 October).
Though the visit was finalised in April 2020 the tour was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, said the foreign minister.
The sultan will be accompanied by the members of the royal family, ministers of various ministries of Brunei and high-level government officials.
In April 2019, Sheikh Hasina made a historic visit to Brunei, which marked a new milestone as the countries signed six MoUs for various types of cooperation, including in sectors like gas supply, fisheries, agriculture, livestock, youth and sports, and art and culture, said Haris Bin Othman.
A few more MoUs will likely be signed during the coming state visit, said Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen.
Sultan Waddaulah will hold meetings with President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina apart from other engagements during the visit.
Foreign Minister Momen will also meet him during his visit.
During his stay in Bangladesh, the sultan will visit the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi 32 to pay homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Sultan Waddaulah will also visit the National Martyrs' Memorial in Savar during his upcoming state visit to Bangladesh.
He will sign the visitors' books both at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and National Martyrs' Memorial after placing wreaths there.