Saudi-Bruneian ties ‘solid and distinguished’ as King Salman concludes visit

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Historical relations between Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Brunei has been called “solid” as King Salman concluded his visit to Dar Al-Salam.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Dar Al-Salam held constructive talks focused on strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries and broadening cooperation in all fields, especially in the fields of trade and investment cooperation, including joint investment opportunities between the two countries.

“This important and historic visit reflects the continuous fraternal, friendly and bilateral relations binding the two brotherly countries. This visit coincided with the 30th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Brunei Dar Al-Salam and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” a joint statement read.

Saudi-Bruneian ties 'solid and distinguished' as King Salman concludes visit
Saudi-Bruneian ties 'solid and distinguished' as King Salman concludes visit

Both two leaders agreed to activate the general agreement signed between the two countries in the fields of economy, investment, education, culture, youth and sports in addition to importance of strengthening cooperation and coordination between the two countries in the political, military and security fields and Islamic Affairs.

In 1995, Saudi Arabia's Embassy was opened at the level of chargé d'Affaires. In 2001, a first Saudi ambassador was appointed in the Bruneian capital where a draft joint agreement between the two countries was signed in July, 2001.

This agreement included fields of cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Brunei in the economic fields in addition to promotion of tourism and joint investments, such as industry, petroleum, metals, petrochemicals, agriculture, livestock and health projects as well as culture, youth and sports. The final ratification was approved by the two governments in 2007.

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