BRUNEI EXPRESSES CONFIDENCE IN MALAYSIA'S ABILITY TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL PEACE
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 3 2014 (Bernama) -- The Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, on Monday expressed confidence in Malaysia's contribution to the promotion of international peace and security as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
According to a joint statement issued in conjunction with the 18th Annual Leaders' Consultation between Malaysia and Brunei here, His Majesty congratulated Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for Malaysia's success in winning the UNSC seat.
The sultan and Najib met earlier in their annual consultation, touted the most notable high-level event between Malaysia and Brunei.
"His Majesty congratulated the Prime Minister of Malaysia on Malaysia's successful election as a non-permanent member of the UNSC for the term 2015-2016.
"On behalf of the Government of Malaysia, the Prime Minister expressed his appreciation of the invaluable support given to Malaysia by Brunei Darussalam," the statement said.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah also expressed his best wishes and full support for Najib in conjunction with Malaysia assuming the chairmanship of Asean next year.
The two leaders reaffirmed the importance of Asean and its centrality, and looked forward to the historic establishment of the Asean Community in 2015 under the Malaysian chairmanship, said the statement.