Morning walk at Tasek Lama

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak enjoyed a brisk morning walk around the Tasek Lama Recreation Park in the capital early yesterday morning.

The Malaysian premier was greeted upon arrival by the monarch along with several cabinet ministers and senior government officials.

Also in attendance were His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, his Malaysian counterpart Datuk Anifah Aman and members of the visiting Malaysian delegation.

Other than highlighting the importance of regular exercise and keeping fit, the walk was also used as an opportunity for the two leaders and their delegations to informally discuss issues of mutual concern.

To commemorate the occasion, both His Majesty and Prime Minister Najib planted a palm sapling at the park, symbolising growing and strengthening of relations between the two countries after their 30-minute walk around one of Bandar Seri Begawan's popular natural parks.

An alfresco breakfast was then served for the monarch and his Malaysian guest at the recreation park.

The park has also played host to a similiar occasion when the previous Malaysian Prime Minister Tan' Sri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi visited the country in 2007 for the annual consultation between the two countries.

The Brunei Times