His Majesty congratulates Tunisia

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday consented to send congratulatory messages to Mr Zine el abidine Ben Ali, President of the Republic of Tunisia, and Mr Mohamed Ghannouchi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Tunisia, on the occasion of the country's independence day.

In the message to President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, His Majesty expressed pleasure in congratulating the president, the government and the people of Tunisia on their independence day.

His Majesty noted his appreciation for the warm and close friendship that exists between Brunei and Tunisia, and looked forward to enhancing the relations in the coming year.

His Majesty also wished the Tunisian President continued good health and happiness.

In the message to Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi, His Majesty expressed much appreciation for the friendship and cooperation shared by Brunei and Tunisia.

His Majesty also looked forward to many opportunities to continue strengthening the much-valued ties in the coming years. - Borneo Bulletin (20th Mar 2009)