Royal messages for Bangladesh

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send congratulatory messages to Professor Iajuddin Ahmed, President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, and Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed, Chief Adviser of the Caretaker Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, on Bangladesh's Independence Day.

His Majesty expressed hopes that Professor Iajuddin Ahmed and Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed would always remain in good health and happiness, and for the people of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to always enjoy continued progress and prosperity.

Meanwhile, HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, sent a congratulatory message to Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Foreign Adviser to the Caretaker Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People's Republic of Bangladesh.

His Royal Highness said, "I have much pleasure in sending my congratulations and best wishes to you and the government and people of Bangladesh on your Independence Day.

"We very much appreciate the close friendship and cooperation we share with Bangladesh and look forward to continuing to work together to strengthen this warm relation." - Borneo Bulletin (26th March 2007)