HIS Majesty Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Al-Haj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah, congratulated His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and other members of the royal family on the occasion of the 31st National Day celebration, wishing the nation blessings, peace and prosperity.
His Majesty the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong expressed how grateful he is for the warm and cordial ties that exist between the leaders and peoples of both nations, and hoped that this relationship continues to remain positive. He also expressed his appreciation for the contributions and concern shown by His Majesty and the people of Brunei regarding the recent flooding that adversely affected Malaysia.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, and his wife, on behalf of the Malaysian government and people, also sent his congratulations.
“I am grateful to Allah the Almighty for the close and warm ties that exist between Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam, especially during the 18th annual consultation held in Putrajaya, Malaysia on November 4, 2014.
“I am delighted with the peace and prosperity long enjoyed by Brunei under the leadership of His Majesty and am confident that Brunei will continue to prosper under the wise leadership of His Majesty.”
Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib also expressed his appreciation for the strong and unwavering support of His Majesty for choosing Malaysia as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for 2015-2016, and His Majesty’s confidence in Malaysia’s role as the Chair of Asean.
The Malaysian premier also prayed that His Majesty, members of the royal family and the people of Brunei would continue to be blessed in the year ahead.
Meanwhile, His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, received a congratulatory message from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman.
Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman said he was grateful for the close and warm ties that have long existed between both countries and that such a relation would be strengthened further to bring additional benefits.
He expressed his appreciation to His Royal Highness for the strong and steadfast support towards Malaysia’s pursuit of a non-permanent seat at the UNSC and for its role as the Asean Chair for 2015, with the aim of realising the Asean Community agenda, and for the concern over the recent flooding.