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Regatta Connecting Sister Cities with Friendship

On 25 August, the Brunei Darussalam Regatta 2019 took place at Brunei river and more than 30 teams from Brunei, China, Malaysia and Indonesia with thousands of athletes participated in the races. His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office of Brunei Darussalam, and other royal family members took part in the event.

Since 2014, Nanjing has sent several teams for this annual watersports event in Brunei. This year, the dragon boat team from Sanjiang University, Nanjing joined the Regatta for the second time and finished runner-up in the 20-Rowers Fiberglass Boat Race (Open Category for Youth).

Chinese Ambassador H.E. Ms. Yu Hong watched the races and met the Nanjing team. The Ambassador conveyed warm congratulations and appreciations to the team for their contributions on promoting China-Brunei sports and culture exchanges as well as the friendship between the two countries.

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