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Brunei, India committed to enhanced ties

The 2nd Brunei Darussalam-India Joint Trade Committee Meeting was convened virtually on March 11, where the Sultanate and India emphasised commitment to continue enhancing bilateral trade and investment cooperation.

The meeting, co-chaired by Permanent Secretary (Economy) at the Ministry of Finance and Economy Dr Hajah May Fa’ezah binti Haji Ahmad Ariffin and Joint Secretary, Foreign Trade (ASEAN) of India’s Department of Commerce Shri Diwakar Nath Misra, also explored potential collaboration in several areas of interests including agriculture, health and pharmaceutical products, services, automobile sector, and business-to-business engagements, as well as ASEAN-India economic relations.

Brunei Darussalam’s High Commissioner to India Dato Paduka Haji Alaihuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Digadong Seri Lela Dato Seri Utama Haji Awang Mohd Taha, Chargé d’Affaires at the Indian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam Alok Verma, and representatives from ministries in Brunei Darussalam also attended the meeting.

The Brunei Darussalam-India Joint Trade Committee was established by the memorandum of understanding on the establishment of a joint trade committee signed in 2008, with the objective to facilitate the expansion of bilateral trade and economic cooperation between both countries in areas of mutual interest.

Brunei Darussalam’s High Commissioner to India Dato Paduka Haji Alaihuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Digadong Seri Lela Dato Seri Utama Haji Awang Mohd Taha; Chargé d’Affaires at the Indian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam Alok Verma; Permanent Secretary (Economy) at the Ministry of Finance and Economy Dr Hajah May Fa’ezah binti Haji Ahmad Ariffin; and Joint Secretary, Foreign Trade (ASEAN) of India’s Department of Commerce Shri Diwakar Nath Misra during the virtual meeting. PHOTO: MOFE
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