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    Outgoing envoy hails Brunei on COVID-19 handling

    Lyna Mohamad

    Outgoing Cambodian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Hok Sophea expressed his thanks and appreciation 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 His Majesty’s Government for the containment of COVID-19. He also thanked the goverment for keeping the people and residents of Brunei safe during the height of the pandemic.

    “I am thankful for the experience and knowledge I gained in Brunei. Three years living in the Sultanate have quickly passed,” he said, adding that he hoped similar support and cooperation will be extended to his successor who will arrive in Brunei early next year.

    He spoke at his farewell banquet hosted by Indonesian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Dr Sujatmiko as Dean of the Diplomatic Corps along with heads of missions in Brunei Darussalam at The Rizqun International Hotel on Thursday.

    The outgoing ambassador concluded his duty after three years in the Sultanate after beginning his duty in November 2019 and presented his Letter of Credence to His Majesty on June 10 last year.

    Dr Sujatmiko in representing the Diplomatic Corps, congratulated Ambassador Hok Sophea for his success to develop Brunei-Cambodia relations in cooperations such as trade, defence, education and culture between the two countries have increased during his tenure.

    Diplomatic relations between Brunei and Cambodia was established in 1992.

    Outgoing Cambodian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Hok Sophea and Indonesian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Dr Sujatmiko during the banquet. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD
    Heads of diplomatic missions in Brunei Darussalam in a group photo

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