His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send congratulatory messages to His Majesty King Abduallah II ibn Al Hussein, the King of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and Dr Marouf Bakhit, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Jordan, on the occasion of the country's Independence Day.
In his message, His Majesty expressed his satisfaction that relations between Brunei Darussalam and the Kingdom of Jordan have continued to develop from strength to strength. His Majesty prays that the excellent ties between the two countries, which are based on mutual respect and understanding, will continue for many years to come. His Majesty expressed his hopes that His Majesty King Abdullah II would always remain in good health and happiness, and for the people of Jordan to always enjoy continued progress and prosperity.
Meanwhile, His Majesty congratulated Dr Marouf Bakhit, and the Government and people of the Kingdom of Jordan on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Kingdom of Jordan.
His Majesty expressed his satisfaction with the warm and friendly relations that had been long established between the two countries.
His Majesty expressed his wish that this would be maintained and enhanced in the future for the mutual benefit of the two countries and peoples.
His Majesty prays for the continued good health and happiness of Dr Marouf Bakhit.
Meanwhile, His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, sent a congratulatory message to Abdul Ilah Khatib, Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs.
HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah conveyed his deepest respects to His Majesty King Abdullah and the Jordanian Royal Family as well as warmest congratulations to His Majesty King Abdullah as well as the Government and people of Jordan on their Independence Day.
"I am very happy with our bilateral cooperation and particularly pleased that His Majesty King Abdullah was able to visit Brunei Darussalam recently. I look forward to many opportunities to continue strengthening our warm and friendly ties," HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah said.
- Borneo Bulletin
(25th May 2006)