Sultan congratulates Nicolas Sarkozy

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send a congratulatory message to Nicolas Sarkozy, President-Elect of the Republic of France on his victory in the presidential election.

In the message, His Majesty wished the new president much success in his presidency and looked forward to continuing to strengthen the long-standing cooperation between the two governments and the warm friendship shared by the people of Brunei Darussalam and France.

Sarkozy won a strong mandate for political and economic change by winning 53.06 per cent of the vote in Sunday's presidential run-off against 46.94 for Socialist Segolene Royal, Reuters reported. - Borneo Bulletin (8th May 2007)