His Majesty congratulates S Korean PM

HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send a message of congratulations to Chung Hong-won, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea on the occasion of his recent appointment as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.

In the message, His Majesty wished Chung Hong-won success in his new post and looked forward to working with him to continue to enhance the much valued partnership between the two countries, bilaterally as well as in promoting joint interests in the region.

In concluding the message, His Majesty extended his kindest regards and best wishes to him.

President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye, who was inaugurated as South Koreaís first woman president on Monday, named Chung, 68, as her Prime Minister earlier this month, after serving as chief of her ruling Saenuri Partyís nomination committee ahead of last Aprilís general elections, news wires stated. - Borneo Bulletin (28 February 2013)