His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam also consented to send messages of congratulations to His Excellency Bounnhang Vorachith, President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic; and His Excellency Doctor Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, the Government as well as the people of the Democratic Republic on the occasion of their 43rd National Day.

In his message to His Excellency Bounnhang Vorachith, His Majesty stated that since the establishment of diplomatic relations 25 years ago, Brunei Darussalam and the Lao People's Democratic Republic had continued to enjoy warm and friendly ties as well as cooperation in various areas. Furthermore, His Majesty looks forward to further opportunities to enhance bilateral relations and regional cooperation for the mutual benefit of both countries and peoples.

In a similar message to His Excellency Doctor Thongloun Sisoulith, His Majesty stated that as Brunei Darussalam and the Lao People's Democratic Republic marked 25th year of establishment of the diplomatic ties, His Majesty was pleased with the warm friendship and good progress made in the bilateral relation of both countries.

In ending his messages, His Majesty extended his kind regards and very best wishes to His Excellency Bounnhang Vorachith, President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic and His Excellency Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic and for their continued good health and happiness and for a happy celebration.

Source: Radio Television Brunei