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Association strengthens Brunei, China ties

The Brunei-China One Belt One Road (OBOR) Association, since its establishment, has rolled out and extended several significant opportunities and platforms related to trade, agricultural, educational and cultural aspects between the two nations specifically in the success of securing two scholarships for Bruneians to further their studies at the Guanxi China Northern Bay University, in China.

Brunei-China OBOR Association Chairman Jackson Ting highlighted this in his welcoming remarks at the official opening of the Brunei-China OBOR Association new office at Sunway Centre, Jalan Muara yesterday.

Permanent Secretary (Politics and International Organisations) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pengiran Norhashimah binti Pengiran Haji Mohd Hassan and Ambassador-designate of China to Brunei Darussalam Xiao Jianguo were the guests of honour.

With the expected increase in workloads, the establishment and opening of the new office will be useful to support the Brunei-China OBOR Association’s mission and provide a better platform of communications to promote cooperation between the two countries.

The Brunei-China OBOR Association continues to extend its outreach based on six critical factors the association upholds including political stability, geographical advantage, mutual respect and trust, efficient logistics, financial and legal infrastructure, capable human resources and local community support.

“Today’s event marks an auspicious milestone for us. I believe the association will successfully cross many promising milestones in the years to come,” said Ting.

Meanwhile, Xiao said the chairman and his team are capable, creative, enthusiastic and are an important force in promoting the development of Brunei’s business community and promoting Brunei-China economic and trade exchanges and cooperation.

As the only association in Brunei that has included the ‘Belt and Road’ in the association’s name, mutual visits and exchanges have been conducted with China’s economic and trade enterprises and local governments and promoted cooperation in agriculture, trade, and humanities between the two countries.

Legislative Council members, permanent secretaries, and senior corporate officials were also present. – Lyna Mohamad

ABOVE & BELOW: Ambassador-designate of China to Brunei Darussalam Xiao Jianguo delivers a speech; and guests in a group photo. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD
PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD
ABOVE & BELOW: Xiao Jianguo and Permanent Secretary (Politics and International Organisations) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pengiran Norhashimah binti Pengiran Haji Mohd Hassan during the plaque signing; and the unveiling of the plaque. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD
PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD

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