2018 has been significant in improving bilateral relations between Brunei Darussalam and Bangladesh in the areas of culture, arts, education, defence training and employment of skilled workers. His Excellency Air Vice Marshal Mahmud Hussain, High Commissioner of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to Brunei Darussalam stated this in his speech during the dinner reception in conjunction with the 49th Independence and National Day of Bangladesh. The event was held on 27th March night at The Empire Hotel and Country Club, Jerudong.

Representing the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. His Excellency in his speech expressed gratefulness to the government of His Majesty for giving professionals, students and workers from Bangladesh the opportunity to showcase their talents, expertise and skills during their employment in the country.

Source: Radio Television Brunei