Envoys vow stronger ties with Brunei

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

FOREIGN envoys expressed their keen interest to further boost economic and overall cooperation with Brunei Darussalam, while conveying heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the country’s 32nd National Day yesterday.

Ambassador of Iran to Brunei Darussalam Abdolhamid Fekri told The Brunei Times that by the grace of God, the relations between both countries has been strong, not only on bilateral relations but also cooperation on regional and international arena.

“We would like to cooperate with Brunei in the economic area, including energy sector, which will be beneficial for both nations,” said Abdolhamid, who also wished His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and the people of Brunei prosperity in all fields.

Russian Ambassador Vladlen Semivolos expressed satisfaction on the bilateral achievements between both countries since October 1, 1991.

Russia celebrates the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties with Brunei this year.

“We have done very impressive bilateral achievements in the past and we will have a lot to do together to make the bilateral ties more prosperous in the years to come,” said Semivolos. The ambassador said that in the field of energy cooperation, Russian companies will be purchasing more oil from Brunei this year.

Russia is also keen to expand its cooperation with Brunei in the area of education and culture.

Erminio da Silva Pinto, charge d’affaires at the Timor Leste embassy here, said that his country is looking forward to establishing cooperation in the area of education, oil and gas as well as tourism with Brunei. He hoped that these potential areas of cooperation will be further discussed once the new ambassador arrives in the sultanate in three months.

Prior to that, he said that the country’s foreign minister is expected to make an official visit to Brunei Darussalam in May.

The Brunei Times