27th ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Congress
His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Deputy President of the ASEAN Football Federation, AFF joined the 27th AFF Congress that was held via video conference, 24th November afternoon. At the congress, Major General Khiev Sameth, the AFF President commended the 12 members of association and secretariat of AFF for their firm and effective actions in facing the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that since the beginning of the pandemic, AFF has been working closely with association members to increase their preparedness and capabilities in facing challenges from the financial, operation and strategy aspects. He explained that the pandemic brought detrimental effects on the region, forcing association members to reschedule or cancel their national league and activities.
World Stroke Day Campaign
The World Stroke Day is celebrated every 29th of October, which highlights the importance of acting and spreading awareness on one of the global leading causes of disability and death. Yesterday morning, the Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre, PJSC launched a campaign to mark the World Stroke Day.
3rd ASEAN-China Forum on Health Cooperation
Comprehensive cooperation and solidarity are important as the world is currently facing the COVID-19 pandemic, and efforts must achieve the global health goals. The Minister of Health explained the matter at a keynote address at the online 3rd ASEAN-China Forum on Health Cooperation's plenary session. The forum was officiated by His Excellency Doctor Ma Xiaowei, Minister of the National Health Commission at the People's Republic of China, and was attended by ASEAN Health Ministers; Secretary-General of ASEAN; WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific; senior officers as well as health experts from ASEAN member states and the People's Republic of China. The forum carried the theme 'Building a ASEAN-China Community of Health through Solidarity and Cooperation'.
Latest COVID-19 Situation in Brunei Darussalam
Two active COVID-19 cases are still being treated at the National Isolation Centre, and no new case was reported. In the press release on the development of the COVID-19 outbreak in Brunei Darussalam the Ministry of Health stated that the total number of cases is 150, with 145 recovered.
26th ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting
The 26th ASEAN Transport Ministers, ATM Meeting discussed policy measures to support the implementation of transport-related initiatives and programmes of the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework, ACRF, which was adopted recently by the 37th ASEAN Summit. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof, Minister of Transport and Infocommunications chaired the 26th ATM and Associated Dialogue Partner Meetings via video conference. The Ministers also considered transport activities and programmes under the relevant cooperation initiatives to be discussed with the dialogue partners.
19th ASEAN and China Transport Ministers Meeting
ASEAN and the People's Republic of China Transport Ministers reaffirmed a commitment to strengthen collective response in tackling the COVID 19 Pandemic. The goal is to ensure smooth transport sector and logistic services to support the recovery process following COVID 19. The commitment was voiced during the 19th ASEAN and China Transport Ministers Meeting.
18th ASEAN and Japan Transport Ministers Meeting
During the 18th ASEAN and Japan Transport Ministers Meeting, the ministers noted three new initiatives namely "Development of Guideline for Capacity/Performance Evaluation of Container Terminals in the ASEAN region", "Development of Guideline on Maritime Safety Information Provision Service to small boats in the ASEAN region" and "ASEAN-Japan Action Plan on Environment Improvement in the Transport Sector 2021-2025."
11th ASEAN and Republic of Korea Transport Ministers Meeting
The ASEAN-Republic of Korea Transport Cooperation Roadmap 2021-2025 was adopted at the 11th ASEAN and Republic of Korea Transport Ministers Meeting.
Meeting with United States-ASEAN Business Council
Aside from dialogue partners, the ASEAN Transport Ministers also met with the United States-ASEAN Business Council, US-ABC.
7th Brunei Darussalam - Republic of Singapore Youth Exchange Programme
The "future of work" will always be a continuous and evolving question. Job disruption is nothing new and has been seen throughout the ages even from the 1st Industrial Revolution. However, with globalization, the rapid technological advancements seen today, and the unprecedented effects of COVID-19 pandemic, has accelerated the evolution. It has challenged everyone to adapt and adopt faster, change mindset, work outside norms and most of all, to become innovative, dynamic and resilient. Speaking yesterday afternoon at the Closing Ceremony of the 7th Brunei Darussalam - Republic of Singapore Youth Exchange Programme, Yang Berhormat, Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports said that country is ready. Yang Berhormat added in a future that will be defined as the "survival of the most adaptable", he is sure that the country's millennials and current generation are able to equip themselves with the right skills to ready themselves for the new reality.