His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, consented to send congratulatory messages to His Highness Sheikh Kalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates; and to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Defence, the United Arab Emirates, members of the Royal family and the Government as well as people of the United Arab Emirates, on the occasion of their National Day.

In his message to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Majesty expressed his deep appreciation for the warm and friendly relations shared by the two countries and their peoples, and looks forward to strengthening these much-valued ties and the existing cooperation in the years ahead.

Meanwhile, in a similar message to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Majesty expressed his great satisfaction for the close and brotherly relation enjoyed by the countries and looked forward to strengthening the friendship and cooperation bilaterally and in international forum.

In ending his messages, His Majesty conveyed his kind regards and best wishes to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Defence, the United Arab Emirates, for Their Highness' continued good health and happiness and for the people of the United Arab Emirates with continued progress and prosperity.

Source: Radio Television Brunei