His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send a message of congratulations to His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Brunei Darussalam and the People’s Republic of China.

In the message, His Majesty expressed his great satisfaction to see the relations between the two countries have deepened and strengthened as a result of His Excellency Xi Jinping personal commitment and the warm friendship between the people of both countries. The elevation of these ties to a Strategic Cooperative Relationship was a significant milestone, based upon the long-standing trust and common aspirations of a prosperous future for Brunei Darussalam and the People’s Republic of China.

His Majesty further stated, the many activities that have taken place to commemorate the Anniversary have further enhanced the close rapport and understanding between the people both countries. His Majesty is confident that the cooperation in the wide range of areas as well as the initiatives under the Brunei-Guangxi Economic Corridor will continue to promote and deepen the relationship of Brunei Darussalam and the People’s Republic of China for the mutual benefit and prosperity of the people for many years to come.

His Majesty valued the friendship shared with His Excellency which dates back to when His Excellency was the Governor of Fujian and expressed his appreciation to His Excellency for the kind hospitality accorded to His Majesty, members of the Royal Family and officials whenever they have the pleasure of visiting China.

In ending the message, His Majesty looked forward to continue working with His Excellency Xi Jinping in ensuring good progress in the Brunei-China relationship, both bilaterally and as regional partners in ASEAN and APEC and also extended his kind regards and best wishes to His Excellency.

Source: Radio Television Brunei