In the late afternoon of 19 October 2009, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei His Majesty Darussalam left for Jakarta with a special royal aircraft to attend the inauguration of the President and the Vice-President of the Republic of Indonesia upon the invitation of the Speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Mr. H.M. Taufik Kiemas. His Majesty the Sultan was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade II of Brunei Darussalam, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Paduka Lim Jock Seng.
Upon arrival at the Halim Perdanakusumah Jakarta Air Force Base at 18.00 p.m. Indonesia’s local time, he was greeted by the Indonesian Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Triyono Wibowo, and the Charges d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Jakarta, Haji Shahrani bin Dato Paduka Haji Hashim. His Majesty the Sultan then proceeded to the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Jakarta.
After having attended the inauguration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Vice-President Boediono at the MPR/DPR Parliament building in the morning of 20 October 2009, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah was among the dignitaries who congratulated the newly installed President and Vice-President at the Merdeka Palace in the afternoon. His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah returned to his country in the evening.