On September 30, 2021, President Xi Jinping and Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah exchanged congratulatory messages on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Brunei.
In his congratulatory message, Xi Jinping pointed out that in the past 30 years since the establishment of China-Brunei diplomatic relations, the two countries witnessed sound and rapid progress in bilateral relations, with political mutual trust and all-round cooperation further deepened. China and Brunei maintained close exchanges and cooperation in regional and international affairs, setting a good example of equality, mutual benefit and win-win results between countries of different sizes. After the onset of COVID-19, the two countries helped each other tide over difficulties, writing a new chapter of friendship.
Xi Jinping stressed that he attaches great importance to the development of China-Brunei relations and is ready to work with Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah to take the opportunity of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties to enhance strategic exchanges, deepen anti-pandemic and Belt and Road cooperation, and advance new progress in the China-Brunei strategic partnership for the benefit of the two countries and two peoples.
Hassanal Bolkiah noted in his congratulatory message that China is an important partner of Brunei. The two countries have achieved positive progress in bilateral cooperation. Brunei thanks China for its support and assistance in the fight against COVID-19 in Brunei, and is willing to deepen its strategic partnership with China and bring more benefits to the two countries and two peoples.