In conjunction with the 37th National Day of Brunei Darussalam, State Councillor and Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan conveyed their greetings to 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 and the people of Brunei Darussalam.
State Councillor and Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi
On the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the independence of Brunei Darussalam, I extend my warmest congratulations and best wishes.
Earlier this year, I visited your country, and days ago we had a phone conversation again. We exchanged in-depth views on bilateral relations, and international and regional issues of mutual interest, where many consensuses were reached.
This year marks the 30th anniversaries of the establishment of China-Brunei diplomatic relations and China-ASEAN dialogue relations, coinciding with the assumption of Brunei as the ASEAN rotating chair. I am willing to implement the important consensus reached by our leaders, and taking the opportunity of the double 30 anniversaries, for the development in China-Brunei relations as well as China-ASEAN relations, to make contributions to regional peace and stability.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan
Congratulations on the occasion of Brunei’s 37th National Day.
Singapore and Brunei enjoy a special relationship underpinned by close personal ties between our leaders and strong bilateral cooperation in many areas.
We have also worked shoulder-to-shoulder in regional and international fora.
Singapore stands ready to offer our full support for Brunei’s ASEAN Chairmanship as we navigate the impact of COVID-19 and deal with many challenges facing the region.
I look forward to working closely with Your Majesty’s Government to deepen our close partnership as we explore new areas of collaboration.
I wish Your Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam good health, happiness and success.