Congratulatory messages from world leaders

In conjunction with the 36th National Day of Brunei Darussalam, world leaders 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.

President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping

On the auspicious occasion of the 36th anniversary of the independence of Brunei Darussalam, I wish, on behalf of the government and people of the People’s Republic of China, and in my own name, to extend to Your Majesty and through you, to the government and people of Brunei Darussalam, my warmest congratulations and best wishes.

Over the past year, Brunei Darussalam has enjoyed political and social stability as well as practical achievements in its economic diversification. I am convinced that with your leadership, Brunei Darussalam will successfully fulfil the ‘Vision 2035’ and embrace an even brighter future.

In April 2019, Your Majesty visited China to attend the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, during which we had discussions and reached broad consensus on promoting cooperation between our two countries. I attach great importance to the development of China-Brunei relations, and stand ready to work with you to deepen our practical cooperation in various fields and make new progress in promoting our Strategic Cooperative Partnership.

May Your Majesty enjoy good health and every success. May Brunei Darussalam enjoy prosperity and its people well-being.

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

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 36th anniversary of the independence of Brunei Darussalam.

The strong bond between the imperial family of Japan and the royal family of Brunei Darussalam forms the basis of the close bilateral relations between our two countries. It was a great honour to welcome Your Majesty to Japan for the Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor in October 2019. I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate my deepest appreciation to Your Majesty for attending the ceremony.

At the Summit Meeting held during the visit, Your Majesty announced the decision by the Government of Brunei Darussalam to lift import restrictions on Japanese food, which encouraged Japanese people enormously. As we confirmed at that meeting, I look forward to further enhancing our bilateral and regional cooperation in years to come.

The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in our country this year. I wish athletes of Brunei the best performance and hope that our relations will be further strengthened in terms of people-to-people exchange.

Please accept my best wishes for the continued good health of Your Majesty and the prosperity of Brunei Darussalam.

President of Singapore Halimah Yacob

On behalf of the people of Singapore, I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Your Majesty and people of Brunei on the happy occasion of Brunei’s 36th National Day.

Under Your Majesty’s wise and gracious rule, Brunei has been blessed with prosperity and success. I am confident that Brunei will continue to flourish under Your Majesty’s reign.

Singapore and Brunei enjoy a special bond underpinned by a shared history, common interests, and deep mutual trust. Our two countries have close people-to-people ties, and our steadfast cooperation continues to expand into new areas. I look forward to continue working with Your Majesty to further strengthen the friendship of our two countries.

My husband and 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 and success, and we look forward to meeting you again soon.

President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi

It gives me immense pleasure to convey warmest felicitation 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 people 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 under your great leadership. Please accept, Your Majesty, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Prime of Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan

I am delighted to convey to Your Majesty and to the Government of Brunei Darussalam warmest felicitations on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan, on the occasion of the National Day of Brunei Darussalam.

I firmly believe that the warm and brotherly relations between our two countries will be further cemented in the coming years to the mutual advantage of our two countries. I avail this occasion to express my best wishes for Your Majesty’s personal health and for the continued progress and prosperity for the people of Brunei. Please accept, Your Majesty, the assurances of my highest consideration.

President of India Ram Nath Kovind

On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I have great pleasure in extending warm greetings and felicitations to Your Majesty and the people of Brunei Darussalam on the occasion of your National Day.

India and Brunei Darussalam have a strong bond of friendship and cooperation. Brunei is an important partner in India’s ‘Act East Policy’. I am confident that our ongoing exchanges and cooperation in various spheres will continue to deepen and contribute to expanding our partnership.

I convey my best wishes for Your Majesty’s good health and well-being, as well as for the continued progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Brunei Darussalam. Please accept, Your Majesty, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

Please accept my warmest congratulations on the joyous occasion of Brunei’s 36th National Day.

Singapore and Brunei enjoy a close, long-standing and special friendship. Our exchanges and cooperation span many sectors and continue to expand. We work well bilaterally, together in ASEAN, and in out regional and international fora. The deep institutional linkages between our agencies, including our Foreign Ministries, are complemented by warm people-to-people relations.

I have every confidence that the excellent relations between our countries will continue to grow from strength to strength.

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.

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong

On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I would like to convey our warmest congratulations on the joyous occasion of Brunei’s 36th National Day.

The peace, prosperity and stability that Brunei enjoys today is a testament to Your Majesty’s wise and benevolent leadership. I am confident that Brunei will continue to grow and prosper in the years ahead.

Brunei is a close friend of Singapore, and our countries have enjoyed a special and longstanding relationship anchored by mutual trust and robust cooperation in various sectors. With Your Majesty’s strong support, I am certain that our bilateral ties will continue to grow and flourish for the mutual benefit of our countries and people.

I was delighted to host Your Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam in Singapore last year to celebrate Singapore’s Bicentennial. Your Majesties’ presence signalled our steadfast friendship as we marked the historic milestone together. Ho Ching and I would like to take this opportunity to convey our best wishes for Your Majesties’ good health and happiness.