By Sonia K
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send congratulatory messages to His Majesty King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Prime Minister Dr Marouf Bakhit of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
In his message, His Majesty expressed his satisfaction that relations between Brunei Darussalam and Jordan had continued to develop from strength to strength. His Majesty prayed that the excellent ties between the two countries, which are based on deep mutual respect and understanding, will continue for many years to come both on bilateral and international levels.
His Majesty also expressed his hope 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.
According to a press release from the Prime Minister's Office, His Majesty expressed his wish that the warm and friendly relations between the two countries would be maintained and enhanced in the future for the mutual benefit of the two countries and people.
His Majesty prayed for the continued good health and happiness of Dr Marouf Bakhit, and for the everlasting progress and prosperity of the people of Jordan.
Meanwhile, His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, sent a congratulatory message to Abdul Ilah Khatis, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Jordan, on the occasion of the Independence Day of Jordan.
In the message, His Royal Highness said, "I am delighted to present my respects to His Majesty King Abdullah together with my warmest congratulations and best wishes to you and to the government and people of the Kingdom of Jordan on your Independence Day."
He wishes Abdul Ilah Khatis and the Jordanian people much happiness and prosperity, and looks forward to continuing their work to strengthen the friendly and brotherly relations between the two countries.
- Borneo Bulletin
(25th May 2007)