Royal congratulatory messages to M'sia

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send congratulatory messages to His Majesty Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, the Yang Di-Pertuan Agung XIII of Malaysia, and Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Hj Abd Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia on the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of the Independence Day of Malaysia.

In the message to His Majesty Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XIII of Malaysia, His Majesty greatly valued the long-standing friendship and close cooperation that existed between Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia.

His Majesty also expressed his confidence that the two countries would continue to work closely together in efforts to widen this excellent relationship.

His Majesty together with Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha prayed to Allah the Almighty for the longevity and good health of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah as well as for the continued progress and prosperity of the Malaysian people.

In a similar congratulatory message to Dato' Sri Mohd Najib, Prime Minister of Malaysia, His Majesty congratulated him and the government and people of Malaysia on the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of the Independence Day of Malaysia this year.

His Majesty expressed satisfaction at the level of cooperation and very close friendship between the two countries.

His Majesty also expressed appreciation for the visit of Dato' Sri Mohd Najib to Brunei Darussalam last month, and believed that such visits would further strengthen cooperation at the bilateral as well as the regional and international levels.

His Majesty was also confident that these relations would be continued and further enhanced in the times to come, especially in the interests and for the benefit of the peoples of both countries.

In concluding the message, His Majesty prayed to Allah that Dato' Sri Mohd Najib, Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah and family would remain in good health and under the protection of Allah.

Meanwhile, His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei Darussalam sent a congratulatory message to his counterpart, Datuk Anifah Hj Aman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia on the occasion of the 53rd national day of Malaysia.

His Royal Highness also sent his warmest congratulations to the government and people of Malaysia on their 53rd national day.

HRH expressed satisfaction in working with Datuk Anifah over the past year and thanked him for the contribution he had personally made towards strengthening the friendship between the two peoples and the much-valued cooperation between the two countries. - Borneo Bulletin (31st August 2010)