Congratulatory Message from H.E. Yu Hong Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam on the Occasion of His Majesty’s 76th Birthday
15 July 2022
On the occasion of the 76th birthday of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, I wish to extend my warmest congratulations and best wishes to His Majesty.
Under the wise leadership of His Majesty, Brunei has made remarkable progress in its economic and social development with its people in happy life. Despite the impact of the pandemic, Brunei has been gathering strength in post-COVID-19 economic recovery.
China and Brunei have a long history of exchanges. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 31 years ago, bilateral relations have been consolidated constantly. Political mutual trust has been strengthened and the China-Brunei strategic cooperative partnership has been developed in a steady way. Pragmatic cooperation between the two countries in various fields has been expanding, bringing tangible benefits to the peoples of the two countries. The two countries supported and helped each other in anti-pandemic cooperation, which deepened the friendship between the two peoples. In 2021, even with the impact of COVID-19, China-Brunei trade reached a record high of US$2.85 billion. The entry into force of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in early 2022 has brought about broader prospects for win-win economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.
Last year, Brunei assumed the annual rotating chairmanship of ASEAN, and China-ASEAN relations were upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership, opening up new prospects for China-ASEAN relations. China will strengthen the cooperation with Brunei, promote the Global Development Initiative, and forge a united, equal, balanced and inclusive global development partnership together with a view to achieving a stronger, greener and healthier global development. China is willing to work with Brunei to explore development prospects, share growth development, and make new contribution to peace, development and prosperity.
China has taken well-coordinated steps to respond to COVID-19 and pursue economic and social development, and adopted more forceful measures to consolidate the gains made in COVID-19 response and deliver the economic and social development goals for the whole year. We will ground our efforts in the new development stage, follow the new development philosophy, foster a new development paradigm and strive to achieve high-quality development.
May His Majesty enjoy good health and continued success. May Brunei Darussalam enjoy greater prosperity and its people happiness and well-being. May the profound friendship between China and Brunei everlasting.