Chinese New Year message from China ambassador
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Chinese ambassador on behalf of the Chinese embassy in Brunei yesterday delivered a Chinese New Year message wishing all the Chinese people in the Sultanate prosperity, fortune and success.
In his message, His Excellency Zheng Xianglin acknowledged that the past year has been of crucial importance to China-Brunei relations.
“The two leaders (of China and Brunei) exchanged visits, political mutual trust was constantly enhanced, there was a vibrant boost in practical cooperation in various fields, and military, people-to-people and cultural exchanges were promoted significantly.
“Bilateral trade volume hit a record high of $2.29 billion (US$1.8 billion),” he said.
Ambassador Zheng also said that China has blazed a new trail of all-round reform in the past year, which would bring a promising future to its development, as well as more benefits to the country’s neighbours, including Brunei.
“In the New Year, we will join hands with Bruneian people, as well as all the people of the world, to work towards a harmonious world of lasting peace and common prosperity,” he said.
The ambassador also wished His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam good health, in the upcoming Year of the Horse.
The Chinese community will ring in the first day of Chinese New Year tomorrow.
The Brunei Times