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Congratulatory messages from world leaders

President of China Xi Jinping

On the auspicious occasion of the 38th National Day of Brunei Darussalam, I wish, on behalf of the Goverment and people of China, and in my own name, to extend to Your Majesty, and through Your Majesty, to the Government and people of Brunei Darussalam, my warmest congratulations and best wishes.

Since the independence 38 years ago, under Your Majesty’s leadership, Brunei Darussalam has made remarkable achievements in the development of the country, and the people’s living standard has been improving constantly. Last year, Brunei successfully fulfilled the duties of rotating chair of ASEAN. Your Majesty and I co-chaired the Special Summit to commemorate the 30th anniversary of China-ASEAN Dialogue Relations, and China-ASEAN relations were elevated to new heights.

China and Brunei are neighbours boasting traditional friendship and enjoying strategic cooperative partnership. Practical cooperation in various fields have achieved fruitful results. I attach great importance to the development of China-Brunei relations, and hope that the cooperation in terms of the fight against COVID-19 and the development of the Belt and Road Initiative be further advanced with joint efforts to achieve new progress in our bilateral relations and bring more welfare to both countries and peoples.

President of India Ram Nath Kovind

On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I extend my heartfelt greetings and felicitations to Your Majesty, the Government and the people of Brunei Darussalam on the occasion of your National Day.

India and Brunei have enjoyed longstanding warm and friendly relations. Over the years, our multi-faceted bilateral engagement has been steadily growing and our countries have been working together to further expand and strengthen this relationship for the mutual benefit of our people. I would like to congratulate Your Majesty on Brunei Darussalam’s successful ASEAN Chairmanship for 2021. I am happy to note that India-Brunei relationship has further consolidated under Brunei’s ASEAN Chairmanship. I convey my best wishes for Your Majesty’s good health, well-being and the progress and prosperity of the people of Brunei Darussalam.

President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi

It gives me immense pleasure to convey warmest felicitations on the occasion of the National Day of Brunei Darussalam.

Pakistan and Brunei enjoy close and cordial relations based on the foundations of shared faith, culture and mutual respect. I am confident that the existing bilateral relations will be further strengthened to the mutual benefit of the peoples of the two countries in the years ahead.

I avail this opportunity to convey my best wishes for Your Majesty’s good health and happiness and for the continued progress and prosperity of the people of Brunei.

President of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi

I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to Your Majesty and the people of Your Majesty’s country on Brunei Darussalam’s National Day.

I am confident that with Your Majesty’s special attention to the valuable relations between the two countries, especially in the post-COVID period, we will see the expansion of cooperation in all fields, especially economic and trade relations between the two Islamic countries.

I pray to Allah the Almighty good health and success for Your Majesty and happiness and prosperity for the people of Brunei Darussalam.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan

On behalf of the Government of Pakistan and on my own behalf, I have great pleasure in conveying to Your Majesty and to the Government of Brunei our warmest felicitations on the occasion of the National Day of Brunei Darussalam.

I firmly believe that the cordial and friendly relations so happily existing between our two countries will be further strengthened in the coming years to the mutual benefit of our peoples.

Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida

On behalf of the Government and people of Japan, I have the honour to extend to Your Majesty my heartfelt congratulations on the auspicious occasion of the 38th anniversary of the independence of Brunei Darussalam.

With the traditional bond between the imperial family of Japan and the royal family of Brunei forming the basis of the close bilateral relations between our two countries, Japan and Brunei have been expanding the scope of cooperation from economy to security, climate change, digitalisation, and health, including responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, I would like to work closely with Your Majesty to further deepen the relationship between Japan and ASEAN, looking forward to the 50th commemorative year of ASEAN-Japan friendship and cooperation in 2023.