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H.E. Ambassador Yu Hong attended the Commemorative Meeting in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of China-Brunei Diplomatic Relations
2021/09/10

The Commemorative Meeting in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of China-Brunei Diplomatic Relations, which was co-organized by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Brunei Darussalam, the government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Brunei Darussalam and the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in China, was held both offline and online on September 8. H.E. Ambassador Yu Hong, Member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region cum Vice Chairman of the Government of the Autonomous Region Mr. Huang Shiyong, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Dr. Amin Liew, and Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to China Pehin Dato Rahmani attended the commemorative meeting and delivered speeches. Economic and Commercial Counselor Kang Wen, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy Dato Dr. Manaf, Permanent Secretary of Finance and Economy Hajah Zety Sufina, and over forty people from related departments, corporations, news media of both countries attended the commemorative meeting as well. 

H.E. Ambassador Yu Hong remarked this year marks the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and the 30th anniversary of China-ASEAN Dialogue Relations, coinciding with Brunei's rotating chairmanship of ASEAN, which means special significance for both China and Brunei. Thirty years ago, with the signing of the Communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Brunei in New York, by then Chinese Foreign Minister HE Mr. Qian Qichen and then Bruneian Foreign Minister HRH Prince Mohammed, the friendship between China and Brunei with a long history has started a new chapter of the time. In the past three decades, under the guidance of and driven by the leaders of both countries, with the joint efforts of the governments and all sides of the two countries, bilateral relations have been developed rapidly. China and Brunei have deepened political mutual trust, economic and trade cooperation, mutual understanding and friendship, setting an example of relations between countries of different political systems and different sizes based on mutual respect, equal treatment, win-win cooperation and common development. Over the past 30 years, expanding from small to big, the China-Brunei economic and trade exchanges have made great progress. China has become Brunei's third largest trading partner and the biggest source of foreign direct investment. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 in 2020, the people of the two countries have joined hands in fighting the pandemic. The leaders of the two countries exchanged letters. Local governments, companies, and people from both countries also donated fund and medical supplies. Beijing Yidu Cloud Company came to help during the peak of the epidemic. With the second wave of the outbreak in Brunei, China BGI company rushed to help. These vivid anti-epidemic stories once again show that the people of the two countries are reliable partners in overcoming difficulties together. They also interpret the profound connotation of a community with a shared future for mankind. The Chinese Embassy in Brunei is strengthening coordination with related parties for the early delivery of the vaccine to Brunei. Standing at a new historical starting point, China is committed to promoting the high-quality development of Belt and Road Initiative(BRI) and providing new opportunities for the world with China's new development. China is willing to strengthen the alignment between China's Long-Range Objectives through the Year 2035 and Brunei's Wawasan 2035, and continue to support Brunei's economic diversification efforts. We hope that China and Brunei will continue cooperation under BRI and promote cooperation in key projects such as Hengyi PMB project and the Guangxi-Brunei Economic Corridor, and work jointly to promote the RCEP agreement come into effect soon. At the meantime, we should focus on the economic recovery and discover new opportunities in the post-epidemic era, making great contributions to the continuous development of bilateral relations and the maintenance of regional peace, stability and prosperity. 

Member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region cum Vice Chairman of the Government of the Autonomous Region Mr. Huang Shiyong said that Guangxi will implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of two countries, and will do its best to make the Brunei-Guangxi Economic Corridor (BGEC) to be the great example of both the China-BIMP-EAGA cooperation and the development of the New Land-Sea Corridor. 

Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Dr. Amin Liew pointed out that trade and investment with China has contributed to the economic transformation of Brunei, and he spoke highly of the contribution to the economy made by the projects such as the Hengyi PMB Refinery and Petrochemical Project, the Muara Port, Bruhealth App and fishery, and thanked the Chinese government for its continuous support and the donation of Chinese vaccines during the difficult period of anti-epidemic. 

Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to China Pehin Dato Rahmani reviewed the long-standing friendship between China and Brunei, pointed out the developments in different areas of two countries since the establishment of diplomatic relations thirty years ago, and looked forward to a closer friendship in the future. 

The video Review and Respect: Friendly Exchanges between Guangxi and Brunei was played at the Commemorative Meeting. The list of deliverable of the cooperation agreements between Guangxi and Brunei was announced, including the project of the Establishment of China-Brunei Joint Laboratory for the Development and Utilization of Fishery Resources and the Fertilizer Transportation and Port-handling Services of Muara Port.

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