Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Korea will continue to work together in strengthening strategic communications and co-operations, in order to promote regional security. Apart from that the two countries have always continued to deepen future-oriented youth exchanges and various scholarship programs as an important investment for the future leaders. This was stated by Her Excellency Yoon Hyun-bong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Brunei Darussalam at the reception of the Republic of Korea's National Foundation Day. The function was held last night at the Empire Hotel and Country Club in Jerudong.

Representing the government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja (Retired) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yusof, Second Minister of Defence. Her Excellency Yoon Hyun-bong added that the Republic of Korea, is now Brunei Darussalam's second largest trading partner and both countries have seen a significant growth in visitors from the two countries. Her Excellency also believed that the people-to-people exchanges are the fundamental bedrock of the bilateral relationship in the long term. Therefore, the efforts to promote education and tourism, as well as culture and people-to-people exchanges are being made.

Source: Radio Television Brunei