His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send a congratulatory message to the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mr Nguyen Minh Triet, and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on the occasion of the National Day of Vietnam.
In the message, His Majesty expressed his satisfaction on the warm and friendly relations between Brunei and Vietnam. His Majesty hopes that this would be maintained a bilateral level, as well as in Asean and international forums.
His Majesty also hopes that Mr Nguyen Minh Triet and Mr Nguyen Tan Dung would always remain in good health, and for the people of Vietnam to always enjoy continued progress and prosperity.
Meanwhile, HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, sent a similar congratulatory message to Mr Pha Gia Khiem, Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
In the message, HRH expressed his appreciation to the deputy prime minister for his personal contribution to enhancing the friendship between the two countries. HRH also looks forward to continue working with him to strengthen cooperation in Asean.
- Borneo Bulletin
(2nd September 2007)