Sultan congratulates new Japanese PM

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday consented to send a congratulatory message to Mr Taro Aso on the occasion of his appointment as the new Prime Minister of Japan.

In the message, His Majesty extended his warmest congratulations to Mr Taro Aso upon his appointment as the Prime Minister of Japan.

His Majesty also greatly valued the friendship and close cooperation enjoyed by Brunei Darussalam with Japan both bilaterally and through the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). His Majesty looked forward to working with the new PM to continue strengthening the long-established trade ties shared between the countries.

His Majesty concluded by conveying his warm regards and best wishes for success to Mr Taro Aso in his new post. - Borneo Bulletin (25th Sept 2008)