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2022 PMO News

Press Conference


After the Signing Ceremony, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and His Excellency the President of the Republic of Türkiye attended a Press Conference, in which His Majesty delivered a titah stating that, His Majesty and the people of Brunei Darussalam expressed their deepest condolences to the people of the Republic of Türkiye following the recent devastating earthquakes, and Brunei Darussalam is ready to offer assistance in whatever way it can. 

His Majesty, in his titah, is pleased with the progress made between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Türkiye since His Majesty's last State Visit in 2012, namely in the field of education, defence as well as trade and economic cooperation. Both countries intend to further strengthen these areas through more people-to-people exchanges and welcome the signing of five agreements. In addition, His Majesty also extends an offer for Turkish students to pursue their postgraduate studies in Brunei under the Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarship. 

In acknowledgment of Türkiye's vast experience and expertise, His Majesty also welcomes collaborations in new areas such as arts and culture as well as in the agri-food industry. Furthermore, Brunei Darussalam's strategic location in South East Asia and the rapid development on Borneo Island provides plenty of investment opportunities for both sides to pursue together. 

His Majesty states that the meetings with His Excellency the President of the Republic of Türkiye, among other things, covered a range of bilateral issues, as well as regional and international matters of mutual concern such as developments in ASEAN, Türkiye's role in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, O.I.C. as well as their active mediation efforts in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict. His Majesty believes that bilateral relations between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Türkiye is in a good position to continue to grow stronger. 

His Majesty thanks His Excellency the President for the valuable conversations and exchange of views and for the deep personal friendship shared. His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Türkiye in his statement shared that the comprehensive discussion on bilateral relations will further advance cooperation as well as strengthen people-to-people relations. 

Both Leaders also discussed global issues and highlighted the importance of enhancing cooperation at regional and international levels. Lastly, His Excellency expressed appreciation on the solidarity shown by Brunei Darussalam to the Republic of Türkiye in these challenging times.

News courtesy of Radio Television Brunei
Photo courtesy of InfoFoto