His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send messages of congratulations to His Excellency Bounnhang Vorachit, President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic and His Excellency Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, the Government as well as the people of the Lao People's Democratic Republic on the occasion of its 44th National Day.

In his message to His Excellency Bounnhang Vorachit, President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, His Majesty conveyed his appreciation for the long-standing friendship and goodwill shared between Brunei Darussalam and the Lao People's Democratic Republic and looks forward to working with His Excellency to enhance the much-valued cooperation for the mutual benefit of both countries and its people.

In a similar message to His Excellency Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, His Majesty expressed his great pleasure in welcoming His Excellency to Brunei Darussalam earlier this year. His Majesty stated that His Excellency's visit was a good opportunity to reaffirm the existing commitment towards strengthening the much-valued ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries bilaterally as well as regional partners in ASEAN.

In ending the messages, His Majesty extended his best wishes to His Excellency Bounnhang Vorachit, 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 Excellencies continued good health and happiness and for a happy celebration.

Source: Radio Television Brunei