His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send a congratulatory message to Mary McAleese, President of the Republic of Ireland, on the occasion of St Patrick's Day.
His Majesty congratulated the Irish President, as well as the government and people of Ireland on the occasion of St Patrick's Day.
His Majesty wished the Irish President and people much happiness and prosperity and looks forward to continuing to work with the Irish President to strengthen the friendly relations between Brunei Darussalam and Ireland, bilaterally and through the Asia-Europe Meeting and Asean-EU Dialogue.
- Borneo Bulletin
(17th Mar 2009)