Royal congratulatory messages to Singapore

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send congratulatory messages to S R Nathan, President of the Republic of Singapore and Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore on the occasion of the 46th National Day of Singapore.

In his message to President S R Nathan, His Majesty greatly appreciated the existing relations between the two countries and was confident that these much-valued ties would continue to strengthen in the years to come.

His Majesty also appreciated the personal friendship that the President had extended to him over the years and wished him continued good health, happiness and success in all his future undertakings.

In a similar message to Mr Lee Hsien Loong, the Singapore Prime Minister, His Majesty expressed his appreciation for the excellent relations between Brunei Darussalam and Singapore which had been strengthened over the years, and looked forward to continuing work together to build on these existing ties for the mutual benefit of the peoples of both countries.

In concluding his message, His Majesty extended his best wishes for the Singapore Premier's continued good health and success as well as for a very happy celebration for all Singaporeans on this joyous occasion.

In another congratulatory message, His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade congratulated Mr K Shanmugam, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law of the Republic of Singapore, and the Government and people of the Republic of Singapore on the occasion of Singapore's 46th National Day.

HRH thanked Mr K Shanmugam for visiting Brunei last month, saying it was a pleasure to see him. HRH also looked forward to working with him to strengthen their countries' much-valued friendship and cooperation, both regionally and internationally.

HRH sent his warmest regards and the very best wishes to all Singaporeans for a very happy celebration. - Borneo Bulletin (9th August 2011)