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Cambodia, Brunei observe 30th diplomatic anniversary with letter exchange

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Cambodia and Brunei committed to deepening their ties as the two kingdoms commemorated their 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties on June 9. FACEBOOK

Cambodia, Brunei observe 30th diplomatic anniversary with letter exchange

Cambodia and Brunei committed to deepening their ties as the two kingdoms commemorated their 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties on June 9.

The anniversary was marked by an exchange of letters between King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia and Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, in addition to an exchange of letters between Prime Minster Hun Sen and the sultan in his capacity as prime minister of Brunei, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn and his counterpart in Brunei.

In his June 9 letter addressed to King Norodom Sihamoni, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah wrote that Brunei-Darussalam and Cambodia have long enjoyed warm relations and he was confident that the relationship would continue to deepen in the years to come.

“I look forward to renewed opportunities to strengthen these much-valued relations, for the mutual benefit of our countries and people,” he wrote.

“With my kindest regards and very best wishes for the continued good health and happiness of Your Majesty and members of the Royal Family, as well as for the continued prosperity of the people of the Kingdom of Cambodia,” he concluded his letter.

King Norodom Sihamoni wrote to the sultan that Cambodia and Brunei have enjoyed cordial relations and close cooperation in many areas over the last three decades based on their long-standing bonds of friendship.

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Prime Minister Hun Sen and Bruneian Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah during the ASEAN summit in the Lao capital Vientiane in September 2016. MFAIC

“It is in my conviction that, with shared commitment and concerted efforts by our two countries, the diplomatic ties and cooperation between Cambodia and Brunei will continue to grow stronger year after year in the best interests and for the well-being of our peoples,” he wrote.

He also said he looked forward to jointly commemorating this milestone event with the Sultan of Brunei.

The same sentiments were also shared by Hun Sen in his letter to Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, who also serves as Prime Minister of Brunei.

“Over the past 30 years, the long-standing friendship and close cooperation between our two countries have been cherished and nurtured.

“In this regard, I would like to take this occasion to reiterate my strong commitment to further deepening our relations and level of cooperation in both bilateral and multilateral frameworks for the mutual interests of our two peoples as well as for the maintenance of peace, security, stability and the prosperity of the ASEAN community and beyond,” he wrote.


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