World leaders greet Brunei on National Day

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam consented to receive congratulatory messages from leaders and state dignitaries on the occasion of the 22nd Anniversary of the National Day of Negara Brunei Darussalam today.

The messages were from Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin ibni Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, Yang Di-Pertuan Agung of Malaysia; King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand; Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain; Sultan Qaboos bin Said of the Sultanate of Oman; King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden; King Albert II of Belgium; King Harald R of Norway; Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the President of the Indonesia; S.R.Nathan, the President of Singapore; General Kanan Than Shwe, Chairman of Myanmar State Peace and Development Council; President Khamtay Siphandone of People's Democratic Republic of Lao; President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines; Mr Horst Kohler, the President of Germany; Vladimir V. Putin, President of Russia; Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, the President of Republic of India; General

Pervez Musharraf, the President of Pakistan; Michaelle Jeffery, Governor-General of Australia; Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan; Michelle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada; Stjepan Mesic, the President of Croatia; George W. Bush,the President of the United States of America; Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the President of Maldives; Roh Moo-Hyun, the President of Korea; Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Islamic Republic of Iran; Professor Dr. Iajuddin Ahmed, the President of Bangladesh; Hu Jintao, the President of China; Jacques Chirac, the President of France; Nursultan Nazabayev, the President of Kazakhstan; Mr Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the President of Tunisia; Mr Viktor Yuschenko, the President of Ukraine; Mathieu Kerekou, the President of Benin and Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates and Leader of Dubai.

Congratulatory messages also came from Dato' Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi, the Prime Minister of Malaysia; Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore; General Soe Win, Prime Minister of Myanmar State Peace and Development Council;

Bounnhang Vorachith, the Prime Minister of People's Democratic Republic of Lao; Samdech Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of Cambodia; Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, the Prime Minister of Bahrain, Mr. Tony Blair, the Prime Minister of Britain, Shaukat Aziz, the Prime Minister of Pakistan; Begum Khaleda Zia, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh; Mohamed Ghannouchi, the Prime Minister of Tunisia and Mr. Kofi A. Annan, the Secretary General of the United Nations. - Borneo Bulletin (23rd Feb 2006)