His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send a congratulatory message to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the occasion of the National Day of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
In the message, His Majesty expressed his satisfaction over the warm and friendly relations shared by the two countries and peoples.
His Majesty also hoped that there would be opportunities to further strengthen these ties.
In ending the message, His Majesty prayed that Allah the Almighty would bless the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran with continued progress and prosperity.
Meanwhile, His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade, sent a similar congratulatory message to his counterpart, Dr Ali Akbar Salehi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
"I have much pleasure in sending my congratulations to you and to the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran on your National Day," HRH said in the message.
"We look forward to the pleasure of continuing our work together to strengthen our bilateral friendship and international cooperation in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and Asia Cooperation Dialogue, and we wish you every success in your preparations to assume the chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement."
- Borneo Bulletin
(11th February 2012)