Sweden seeks more student exchange, business opportunities with Brunei
| Azlan Othman |
SWEDEN wishes to see more student exchange and business opportunities development with Brunei Darussalam to further boost the friendly bilateral ties between the two countries, the non-resident Ambassador of Sweden to the country, Mr Ingemar Dolfem, who is based in Singapore, said yesterday.
Mr Ingemar handed over a certificate to the newly-appointed Honorary Council of Sweden in Bandar Seri Begawan, Shamsul Bahrin bin Pehin Dato Hj Ahmad, at Orchid Garden Hotel (OGH) in Berakas.
He said that the consul would continue to support Swedish businesses and companies. Last year, the Swedish Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted the Swedish business delegation’s visit to the Sultanate to gather more information on business opportunities.
Swedish Ambassador Mr Ingemar Dolfe (L) presenting the certificate to Shamsul Bahrin. – AZLAN OTHMAN
“It was a very successful trip and on that basis, we hope to continue and develop such business ties. The new Honorary Council, plays an important role. There are minor Swedish communities in the Sultanate and there are counsellor matters to be done, relating to passport for instance to assist the Swedish Embassy in Singapore.”
Mr Ingemar hoped that the new Honorary Council would be beneficial to improve ties especially in the business sectors and he was very happy with the work done by the former Honorary Council, Hj Sulaiman bin Ahai.
Meanwhile, Shamsul Bahrin said, “I am very honoured to be the Honorary Council and hope to continue the good work by Hj Sulaiman bin Ahai for the last 20 years. It is also a good opportunity to work together such as in hotel business and to foster business opportunities. We are going to put up the Swedish flag in the hotel (OGH) and the office will be on the second floor of the hotel.”