Turkey's EU Minister tweets from Brunei sultan's private plane
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Egemen Bağış shared this photo on Twitter.
European Union Minister Egemen Bağış reported from Bruneian Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's private plane this morning to counter perceptions that the ruler of the oil-rich sultanate traveled in unparalleled luxury.
“We came to Ankara by the plane of the Bruneian sultan. The plane is not luxurious as the press mentioned. Actually, the sultan is a modest person," Bağış wrote on his official Twitter account.
"I did not see any gold or gold-plated objects in the plane. There are just a few accessories colored golden. The sultan and his stuff are religious and humble,” Bağış said.
Turkey and Brunei signed agreements to lift visa procedures during the sultan’s visit yesterday.