The preparation and activities for officiating Bandar Seri Begawan as the Islamic Culture Capital for Asia in 2019 are currently underway. The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports expressed hope that the experience in handling Bandar Seri Begawan as ASEAN City of Culture 2016-2018 event are applicable in preparation for Islamic Culture Capital for Asia by early next year. Yang Berhormat (Retired) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin stated these matter during a courtesy call by His Excellency Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, I-SESCO. The courtesy call was made yesterday morning at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports hoped that the courtesy call can further strengthen the friendly relations and cooperation as well as understanding between Brunei Darussalam and I-SESCO member states.
The courtesy call aimed to discussed preparation and any related activities for officiating Bandar Seri Begawan as the Islamic Culture Capital for Asia, as discussed during the Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers in 2015
The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports also stated Brunei Darussalam's active participation in Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers and congratulated His Excellency on his appointment as Director General of I-SESCO.
Source: Radio Television Brunei